88 olds 307 belt squeal

Angel88olds

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 12, 2018
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hello everyone so I wanted to know if anyone had any tips on adjusting the power steering belt on the olds it’s a 307 with the ac compressor. I replaced the belts last year and I felt the belt a little loose today. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

olds307 and 403

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Oct 14, 2008
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#2
I leave the lower bolt slightly loose so I can use a 15 mm flat wrench from the top and use a pry bar to tighten the belt. I find new belts need adjusted multiple times to stay tight enough due to stretching.
 

Angel88olds

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 12, 2018
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#3
I leave the lower bolt slightly loose so I can use a 15 mm flat wrench from the top and use a pry bar to tighten the belt. I find new belts need adjusted multiple times to stay tight enough due to stretching.
Yes it’s weird man! I was hoping I wouldn’t have to bring the bar out again lol so do you loosen all the belts or just the lower one? Or the one in the pulley as well?
 

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
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#4
I am sure there are two to one the power steering pump. Just adjust the ps belt if the rest are tight.
 

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
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#6
Both bolts needed loosened, I only retighten the top bolt.
 

foxtrot

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Dec 19, 2008
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I use one of those plastic grip ratchet carpentry clamps to tighen the gbody pullys. I expand the clamp between the pullus and then tighen the bolts. Works every time for me.
 

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
3,286
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Melville,Saskatchewan
#9
I use one of those plastic grip ratchet carpentry clamps to tighen the gbody pullys. I expand the clamp between the pullus and then tighen the bolts. Works every time for me.
Good idea Frank, the bar can slip and dent or damage accessories.
 

foxtrot

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Dec 19, 2008
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#10
Good idea Frank, the bar can slip and dent or damage accessories.
Christian, I’ve Also seen cases where the power steering reservoir was beat to hack from pry bars. This can also cause leaks in the power steering reservoir
 

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