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Serpentine belt

Unread post by Guest23 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:54 am

Is it possible to use the regular belt and bypass the power steering pump?

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Re: Serpentine belt

Unread post by carriedi » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:23 pm

make, model and engine size would be needed to view the belt routing.

I have replaced some serpentine belts to bypass the AC compressor when the compressor went bad and they didn't want to fix it but needed to drive the car but Never tried to bypass the power steering before. Why would you want to not have power steering?

Most power steering vehicles (that the power steering isn't working) are harder to drive than manual steering cars.

Newer cars tie in the braking to the steering system. Traction control will activate during normal driving and cornering. Power steering not working may affect handling more than just steering.

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