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Date:         Thu, 3 Nov 2005 19:16:20 -0800
Reply-To:     Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
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From:         Jake de Villiers <crescentbeachguitar@TELUS.NET>
Subject:      Re: Power Steering Pump Squeal
Comments: To: John Bange <jbange@GMAIL.COM>
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If you just want to see if its slipping, hold a folded piece of 150 grit sandpaper against it while it is running. This will dress the belt in situ, removing the glaze. Do both friction surfaces, and be VERY careful.

Seeya, Jake

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Bange" <jbange@GMAIL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 7:01 PM Subject: Re: Power Steering Pump Squeal

On 11/3/05, Larry Alofs <> wrote: > > Are you sure it isn't the belt slipping?

Hmmm... that is perhaps it, but the tension seems ok. I'll try tightening it a bit, see if that helps. In my usual style I immediately started thinking it was something complex, like a pressure relief valve stuck somewhere, but it may be that the belt is just too loose...

-- John Bange '90 Vanagon - "Geldsauger" "We'd tell a monkey how to peel a banana, if he said he was peeling one in a Vanagon."

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