Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
New PS Pump, Badly Vibrating Belt. Bent Pulley?
I just spent the day replacing my power steering pump and all hoses. Removed the pulley from the old pump with a PS pulley puller. Pressed it on the new one, plumbed it all up. No leaks, which I was happy about, but as soon as I took it down from the jack stands, and fired it up, the PS belt vibrates a lot, making that nasty sound as it looks like it's going to spin right off the pulleys. I tried tightening the belt, loosening the belt, tried a new belt. Nothing helps. It still vibrates like crazy. It's not drivable. The pulley doesn't appear off balance in any way, but could I have bent it when I was either removing it or pushing it back on the shaft of the new pump? Any ideas?
1968 Convertible - Deluxe Interior
Acapulco Blue, 289 4 Barrel, Auto