1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet V belt, power steering

Tiny
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  • 1987 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIOLET
  • 15,000 MILES
V belt broke off while driving. I purchased another belt. How do I install new belt. I have tried loosening all screws, this is for power steering, no air conditioning. Belt should fit around three wheels do not know in what order.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 AT 11:49 AM

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Tiny
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This should be an easy one. But there are still slight changes / differences depending on month / year / engine.

If you can post a picture of the P/S & water pump area (from under the car), I can tell you which bolts to loosen so that you can mount the new belt.

Thomas
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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Have added pictures taken from under vehicle
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Just got home from my day job. I think the picture did not upload correctly.

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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Having problems uploading picture
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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Does the pump look like this:

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/ps-drive-bottom.jpg

Ignore the belt orientation... just need to know if that's what the p/s pump looks like, if yes, I can then explain the loosening & tightening.

Thomas
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the pump looks like the picture. Cant seem to upload pictures
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I'm going to try and upload the "edited" picture. It it does not work, then I will link it from my website.

2carpros is doing some website changes and that is probably why the image issue is happening.

So if the attached image does not work, I will post another link is a few minutes.

Thomas
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Image worked.

All the red arrows point to 13mm fittings that need to be loosened (a couple turns)

The green circle is the "adjustment" bolt.

Turn the green bolt counterclockwise until it almost comes off at the threaded end. Once that has been done, the whole P/S pump can be "pushed / rotated" towards the crankshaft pulley / engine. This will "decrease the gap" between the pulleys so that the belt can be installed.

Once the belt is around the pulleys, turn the green bolt clockwise to "pull the pump back to the right" until the belt is tight.

*** do not tighten the belt too much, as that will put stress on the P/S pump bearings and the belt ***

The arrow on the right, next to the pulley, points to a "hidden bolt" on the back of the pump.

Take your time and you will find it.

Thomas
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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I just remembered that I have a video on how to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEP753N8ek

Thomas
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Friday, October 25th, 2013 AT 6:54 PM

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