Adjusting Power Steering Belt

Lockman

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Hey Ya'll ...I Am not an Idiot but can someone please advise me on Adjusting this damn belt ? I have 4 bolts loose & it still feel's like it's bolted ? I can not move it with a flex bar ? It act's like it's at the end of it Slots , but its not . What am I doing wrong??? Signed, Big Dummy. Oh Yeah , It's an '84 .
 

Lockman

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Yeah ... I Hear you ! There isn;t another bolt, though. The unit will go loose , but I just cant' get it tight. I 'll look for a half inch shorter belt. Sometimes I cannot believe these simple fixes can drive one frigg'n crazy !!!! ( Meanwhile , I just R&R'd the Heater core . Alot to it , but its done right ) Thanks again.
 

blackazz

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So what your saying is your at the limit the adjuster will let you go?there is a bolt hole on the pulley to access the adjuster bolt.

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Lockman

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Yep... That's what i'm saying. This is not an OEM pully . No hole in It. The adjustment bracket has a 1/2' sqaure hole ( GM design , I believe ) , to use a flex bar to allow leverage to be tightened. It feels like that it's at it's limit, on the arc slot. I can see the top one..... there's room. I'm having an awful time trying to see the bottom one.... but it feels like it's at it's limit ? Swings freely loose, so this has got to be the problem. Who knows what the PO/ Builder did or used ???? I may just locate a slightly shorter belt and be done with it.
Thanks for your reply..... Lockman
 

Lockman

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Well.... The 4th nut is hidden and a PITA to get too... but I did succeed in installing a 1/4" shorter belt. Works great now. Gotta have the power steering right for the Hydroboost brakes .:cool:
 

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Just felt like posting this :
Mines a Gm Hydroboost setup with all four wheels having 11" Bendix brake shoes & drums. Works great. No 'Face Planting' . This is what I'm working on today. Post Note : I've been having on hell of a time adjusting & tightening the PS belt, If you can believe it ! Somethi'n so basic.... yet its been giving me fits !
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I found why the 1984 GM adjusting bracket would not pivot . This hard line was holding it in place , by hitting the motor mount . I swear it was just like a 4th hold down nut ! This is for my Hydroboost Pressure line. Ive got to adapt a flex line to this then problem should be solved . Monday Morning , when the Local hose shop opens.
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Before PS rigid to flex.JPG

Existing PS Rigid Line.JPG
 
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