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My son came over with a 1980 cutlass.V8 260 RWD and was trying to change belt on the powersteering pump but could not seem to loosen it so it would slide We loosened evry bolt and nut i could see in the dark and no results Is there a trick or something i'm missing. Do you have to remove a bracket so it adjust?
 

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Get some light in there to verify that all bolts are loosened. If indeed all are loose, then adjustment is made from another pulley or power accessory that share a belt with the power steering. I can't speak for the particular car you are working on, but I have worked on cars that required bracket removal before pump would move. Really, I anm going to guess that *one* more bolt remains to be loosened.

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Look at the top of the pump between the pulley and the pump body. There is one 9/16 head size bolt there. I'm guessing thats the one that got missed. There also is a nut on the lower back side of the pump.
 

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i,m not sure on an olds , but pontiac and buick have two holes in the pulley that access a bolt behind the pulley good luck.
 

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Thanks to all. It was the bolt behind the pulley.Belts are changed and i've put away my metric tools.
 
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