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Gettin PS Belt tight?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, I've tried everything...but the belt is still not tight enough (squeels like a pig when I splah shrough water). I've tried having my girlfriend pull on a crow bar wrapped around the pulley nose while I pul w/ one hand and tighten with the other...still not good enough...how the hell do you guys get yours tight enough?

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    How old is the belt and what condition is the belt in?

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    Maybe loosen the AC compressor belt first to relieve the pressure on the other belts. Then tighten up the PS belt. It worked for me.

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    it's prob not the belt being loose, it could be that the belt is old and glazed over or that the pully has lost it's grip. try a new belt or try roughing up the pully with a little sand paper and see what happens. you don't make it to tight or it could harm the pump
     
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    Sounds like the belt is a goner. It shouldn't need to be that tight. Make it too tight and you'll quickly ruin the bearings in the pump. The belt surface is probably glazed from getting too hot. [​IMG]

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    When you get your new belt on, you'll notice a square nut that's been welded to the front of the brace/mount. I think its a 3/4" wrench that fits on there so you don't puncture the resevoir with a pry bar or whatever. If you need I'll take a picture for you and post it later. And like everyone said you don't want it sooooper tight.

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    You [​IMG]REALLY[​IMG] shouldn't need the PS belt that tight!
    When was the last time that the belt was replaced?

    You might also check the pulley for glazing, you can sometimes remove the glazing with isopropyl alcohol.

    Forget the belt squeak sprays that are sold, except for temporary fixes, either replace the belt or the pulley and be squeak-free for a few years.

    The fact that it squeaks when wet, makes me think that the glazing may have built up on the pulley to a point where it cannot be saved.



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