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    thinking about doing away with my power steering

    my car is no longer a dd and i want to do away with my power steering pump and was wondering what size belt i need after i get rid of it and what else i need to do to delete it

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    one of my friends, (Bills98TA) did this. its very hard to turn the wheel while sitting still or moving slow.
    you might want to look into getting a manual rack

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    my pumps been out for awhile so ive gotten used to it... i got the popeye forearms to prove it lol do u know what size belt he went with?

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    Easiest thing to do is string the pulleys with twine (or some other non-stretchy stuff). You will need a helper to hold the tensioner pulley in its approximate position. Then, go to the store and match up the string to a belt. Buy a couple of belts -- one smaller, one the same as the string and one size larger. Install what fits best and return the other two -- beats multiple trips to the parts store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Easiest thing to do is string the pulleys with twine (or some other non-stretchy stuff). You will need a helper to hold the tensioner pulley in its approximate position. Then, go to the store and match up the string to a belt. Buy a couple of belts -- one smaller, one the same as the string and one size larger. Install what fits best and return the other two -- beats multiple trips to the parts store.
    thats actually a good idea thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Easiest thing to do is string the pulleys with twine (or some other non-stretchy stuff). You will need a helper to hold the tensioner pulley in its approximate position. Then, go to the store and match up the string to a belt. Buy a couple of belts -- one smaller, one the same as the string and one size larger. Install what fits best and return the other two -- beats multiple trips to the parts store.
    Or. Take car to the store, try belts on in parking lot by-passing the PS pump and save trips to store

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    One thing you may not have considered, should you decide to sell it, who would want to buy a car without powersteering???? I know I wouldn't, even if I was Hercules!!!! Powersteering does not take away from rwhp, nor does it slow you down. Have you checked into a used one from a junkyard? I for one, would not even consider buying a car without powersteering.

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    car is a 408 car that dynoed 526 rwhp it has a full track suspension.... i wont sell it its been paid off for yrs and that car helps me keep my sanity lol.... i understand but the damn doesnt work anyways and i wanna clear more room in the engine bay so it wil be more visually stimulating

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    and my ac is already out..... im rly just cleaning up the engine bay not looking for hp gains i rarely drive the car it is just a toy.... i appreciate the input. il nvr sell that car i fought like hell to keep it in my divorce lol... plus if i get a used one from a junkyard i might end up in the same boat

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    I understand completely Lance. I feel the same way about my car. NEVER going to sell it. Of my own accord, anyway! They may sell it after I go to be with Jesus, but it won't be me selling it, that's for sure!!!

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