How does fan belt go with no power steering pump

Asked by GuruSGQ3N Jun 26, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Neighbors power steering pump went out
pully almost feel out he doesn't have money
to replace it so we got a smaller belt to go
over everything bou the pump do you have a
diagram to show how the belt should go
over the rest of the pullys  thank you 2002
3800v6 Pontiac bonnivelle

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I'm thinking it would be nearly impossible to drive without power steering. Also, the location the PS pump is engineered to apply proper tension on the belt to make the other accessories work, but only in conjunction with the PS pump. The best remedy that will work, is to get a used pump at a salvage yard and reinstall the original belt. Substituting another belt will cost $25 and that would be hard to find one that might work.

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