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Post by KC77Monte Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:34 am

So I am replacing the belts on the monte this weekend and while tighting the power steering pump,can not find a good place to apply pressure to the pump to tighten the belt other than the reservoir. To me that doesn't seem like a good spot to be applying any pressure. Any tips you guys care to share on this? Thanks
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Post by Joe73 Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:25 am

Dont know if yours has this but I had an 83 oldsmobile years ago and the power steering bracket actually had a square hole on the edge of it. Stamped into the metal. It was on the front of the bracket top edge. It allowed me to put a ratchet (dont recall if it was 3/8 or 1/2") in the hole and easily pry on it to get the belt tight.
Just a thought in case you have that hole and havent noticed it.
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Post by 77camino Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:15 pm

I’ve had the same problem. I do not have a square hole for a ratchet. I have just planted my feet against the tire and pulled back as tight as I can with my hands and have my wife tighten the bolts. Seems to be tight enough, no slippage.
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Post by ant7377 Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:50 am

I remember seeing in a manual or someplace a technique that GM recommend for doing this,but I can't remember where I saw it or what it was. I'm going to see if I can find it.
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Post by S3SS Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:29 am

Always used a large pair of channel locks and pulled up using the brackets. Works quite well.
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