Belt length to bypass Power Steering pump temporarily

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  1. Nick Davis

    Nick Davis New Member

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    Ok So I have documented my Power steering issues in another thread. Long story short, my head doesn't have the correct holes tapped into it. That makes the power steering pump impossible to mount without hitting the coolant outlet. I'm wondering if anyone knows the serpentine belt length I would need without it attached to the power steering pump. I need to get it home from my friends so I can start figuring it out. I've tried the 82.5" that is recommend for the A/C delete and it is to long. Does anyone have ANY insight on this.
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Not sure exactly but can't you run a string around the route you need and measure that?
     
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    Yeah I got 64" and it just seemed very very short and I wanted to see if anyone else had done it.
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    The sting measurement may be good, but if it is laying flat into groove it may be short and may have to consider tensioner?
    Possibly another 2nd belt 1/2 inch longer IDK?
    It's custom issues like this that are frustrating, probably best not not to have me over & permanently fix it LOL..
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    Just Kidding.
     
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    I think it is supposed tod be 80 something inches....? Search, there should be several threads on this already.
     
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    How far do you have to travel with it? Might be easier and safer to just pull it with a tow strap. I've done tow/haul runs like that up to about 60 miles without issue- provided the guy in the vehicle being towed stands on the brakes hard enough when he's supposed to.
     
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    Now that I think back to when I changed into a larger steel pulleys on the tensioner, I wish I would have had a cloth measuring tape available.
    They are available in different lengths, and width.
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    There is a bunch on A/C delete but not Power Steering. I found one guy who claimed he used the A/C delete 82.5" to drive his KJ home after the power steering pump seized. But its no dice for me. I'm Looking at 63"I believe and the belt will be here tomorrow
     
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    Nice post! Did the 63" belt fit well?
     
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    I am working on installing an Electric Volvo power steering pump. Then on to the belt fitting.
     
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    I had an issue just over a year ago, where the pulley came off my power steering pump. I went back and forth to AutoZone (they exchanged them for me without problem) and found the right size to by-pass the pump. Worked fine until I could get a new pump and get it installed.