Power Steering Pulley
By putting in new power steering pulleys into your vehicle you will be able to significantly increase its overall performance. There have been an increasing number of people making the upgrade and for a number of different reasons. Lightweight pulleys which control the power steering in your vehicle will be able to notice a remarkable difference in the way your vehicle handles as well as how the engine performs. Those who are interested in putting one of these into their vehicle might want to have a professional do it or at very least have a firm understanding how to do it yourself. Those who are shopping for one on a budget will definitely need to consider how to go about performing the installation in such a way as to where you will be able to notice the difference in your vehicle immediately after you put them in. There are a few things you will need before you start the installation process, including a ruler, ratchet, sockets, wrench, and pulley remover for the power steering.
The first thing you will need to do once you have your pulleys is to life up the front hood of your vehicle and put up the supporting rod so it will not fall down while you are working. You will then need to find the right bolt which connects the power steering pulley to the pump and with your ratchet remove it. The next step will be to locate the lock bolt next to the power steering pump and immediately remove the bolt which holds it in place with the use of you ratchet. Then you will need to completely remove the tensioner which you will most likely be able to find adjacent to the lock bolt. Make sure to remove the tensioner fully before proceeding to the next step.
It will then be necessary for you to use a little bit of force when you are pulling the power steering pump in an back and forth motion until you are able to get the belt completely off. With the help of your power steering pulley remover you will put it around the pulley as well as at the bolt which is located at the very center of it. Make sure to keep fastening your pulley remover tool with a wrench until you are able to get the pulley all the way off the power steering pump. For the next step in this process you will be unfastening the pulley remover and taking out the pulley itself. You will need to take the new pulley that you have purchased and fix it firmly on he power steering pump. Then you will taking the power steering belt and place it onto the proper pulley. While you are tightening the tensioner you will want to remember that you do not want any more than half an inch of deflection with regards to the belt.
You will be able to use your ruler to measure the amount of deflection so that it does not exceed half an inch. Make sure that you are keeping it vertically against the belt so you will be able to get an accurate measurement. A measurement of less than have an inch will mean that the belt is too tight and more than that will mean that it is too loose, so it needs to be just right. It is extremely important to ensure that you are precise with your measurements and careful to do everything right the first time around so you will not have to go back and do it again if you make a mistake. Since the last thing you want to do is to damage the power steering pump, you will need to make sure that you are very careful throughout this entire process.
When you are looking for a power steering pulley it will be important to check some of the local auto part supply stores near you, because chances are they will have what you are looking for. Those who want to save a little bit of money while still getting what they need though will want to consider going online because of the great deals you will be able to find. When you start to look online you will discover that there are dozens if not hundreds of auto part supply places that you will be able to use your credit card with. Make sure that you take the time to look around before making a decision as to where you want to buy from though, because you will want to get the best deal possible.