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Re: Power steering pump removal
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2020, 05:29:37 PM »
I have a 1974 C10 stepside.  After re-installing the power steering pump I discovered that it is leaking around the reservoir.  I am replacing the pump rather than a seal kit.  the difference is like 40 dollars which is money well spent if you factor in the risk of my work leaking again...  The pulley on the pump is a 2 slot pulley, one belt runs around the AC compressor.  My question..is it better to tighten the AC compressor first or the Power Steering pump first?  Thanks for any experience.
Ricky

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Re: Power steering pump removal
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2020, 05:55:58 PM »
The primary drive belt for the P/S pump is the short crankshaft to P/S pump belt.  So, tension the P/S pump belt first followed by the A/C compressor pump belt.  Then recheck the P/S belt tension and readjust if necessary.
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Re: Power steering pump removal
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2020, 06:33:42 PM »
Thanks much.  That was much quicker
Ricky