Power Steering
Chevy Camaro Z28

How do you relief the tension in the power steering belt on a 84 Z28 Camaro?


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2011-09-13 06:12:07
2011-09-13 06:12:07

you have to spin the Power Steering pump so that the holes in the pulley will give you access to the 15mm nut that's on the inside of the pulley holes

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