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I loosened everything to include that large 15mm nut on the back of the power steering pump. Didn't take it off. Nor did I take off the other two that you are suppose to loosen.
Am I missing something? That belt just doesn't want to come off or do I have to remove those nuts?
In the meantime I just said screw it and place a new main drive belt on. If the power steering belt breaks I always have the replacement but that belt looks good compared to the main drive belt which was missing a small area out of it (about three teeth if that is what they are called after they crack).
Any advice on replacing that power steering pump belt?
Armelius, where did you get your replacement drive belt? Is this one those parts that you recommend getting from the dealer or can you just go to autozone and get a replacement that fits? What do you guys think?
just cut the belt off and that usually helps loosening the tencioner
If you end up not being able to get the tensioner loose, you are screwed if you've already cut the belt... ... I wouldn't recommend this method to anyone who isn't "sure" of being able to do it successfully.... i.e. anyone doing it for the first time.
Dealer. One is made in Japan and the other is made in the US. I would recommend getting the drive belt from the dealer the power steering could be bought at discount auto or something. But with the dealer you know you are getting an exact fit.
I paid just under 60 dollars for both. I am going to call the dealer up to see how much they charge to change both to see what my savings should be.
Ten minute job for that drive belt though.
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