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New Tool, PS Pump tightener, no more crushed housing!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by uglytruk, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    I was changing the belts on my 6.2, and ran into the same prob I've had since I had a '67 283 back in 1978. How to tighten the PS pump without crushing it? Well, the solution wuz zo zimple, I can't believe I never tackled it before.
    You'll need a welder and some scrap steel. Hopefully, the pix will explain all. Don't forget to notch the "tooth" to allow for the seam on the pump.
    I used a lug wrench socket to receive the handle to be able to use the tool on different engines. Each one will have a different angle to clear obstructions up top... ENJOY...

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  2. jarheadk5

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    Guess I'm dumb... I don't see how it works?:confused: :confused:
     
  3. tacoma

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    looks like a lever to tension the belt? but this one doesn't apply leverage to the pump housing?? did I win??

    heheh all my stuff has serpentine belts. OOOOHHHH
     
  4. uglytruk

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    Laughing at my invention??? Well I never...

    Oh boyyyyyy.
    It just grabs the pump (bracket) on the non-damage side. You push the bar towards the tstat, and voila, no prybar dent on the soft pump. It works great!
    I'll investigate posting a brief video. Can it be done right on/from the forum? Or do I have to link it?

    As far as serpentine belts go, you're lucky to live in the next century. Me, I'm just getting used to locking steering column... :haha:
     
  5. MattK

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    nice idea man. allthough ive found that i can put the curved end of a mini-crow bar on the frame rail the tip of the curved end under that same portion of the bracket. i just rock the bar towards the fender and it's all tensioned and stuff.

    i do like your tool a lot though.
     
  6. mouse

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    Very nice...I could have used something like that a few times. Nothing like the chevy mating call to make you want to tighten the belts! (very embarassing when wheeling with a bunch of jeep guys).
     
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    My power steering pump will thank you. I was hoping that my pump wasn't starving from any dents when tensioning.

    Thanks for the idea.
     

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