Power steering belt installation instructions needed

Tiny
BRANDIRILEY
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 1,970,000 MILES
How do you put a power steering belt on? It came off my car when my serpentine belt broke. So everything is replaced. I need to know how so I can get main belt back on! Please and thank you.
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Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 AT 4:48 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Here is a guide and a link to the belt routing diagrams so you can get the job done:

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/plymouth/breeze/1997

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, June 24th, 2018 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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The main serpentine belt follows the route in image 1.
On top of the alternator you will find the adjuster for the serpentine belt. (Image 2) Spray it with some lube and loosen the lock nut and the pivot bolt. Loosen the tension bolt and back it off so the alternator can move in toward the engine. Route the belt around the alternator, idler, AC and crank pulley. Be sure it is in the grooves and seated properly, then slowly tighten the tension bolt while making sure the belt stays seated. Tighten it until you can barely deflect the belt approximately half an inch on the top run from alternator to crank pulley. Tighten the pivot and lock bolts.

For the power steering belt you will need a long half inch drive breaker bar. It get's inserted into the bracket the pump is mounted on. (Image 3) Then loosen the lock bolt and pivot bolt. Use the bar to move the pump so the belt can be installed. Be sure it is seated and then use the bar to apply tension on the belt. While holding the tension you tighten the lock bolt and then the pivot bolt.
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Sunday, June 24th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
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Monday, June 25th, 2018 AT 10:47 AM

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