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Old 01-25-2006, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
ken_d128@yahoo.com
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1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

Replaced alternator on brothers 86 Tempo
He is Still haveing trouble
While giving him a jump start tonight noticed Alt belt Turning slowly
to point i could stop it while car running
looking further when i did this 2 pulleys that alt belt and
serpentine belt
stoped
wondering if need to replace powersteering unit since it looks like
that is where pulleys are attached to
Any advice is apprecieated
Thank you

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Old 01-26-2006, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

ken_d128@yahoo.com wrote:

> Replaced alternator on brothers 86 Tempo
> He is Still haveing trouble
> While giving him a jump start tonight noticed Alt belt Turning slowly
> to point i could stop it while car running
> looking further when i did this 2 pulleys that alt belt and
> serpentine belt
> stoped
> wondering if need to replace powersteering unit since it looks like
> that is where pulleys are attached to
> Any advice is apprecieated
> Thank you
>
>


Guess you replaced the alternator unnecessarily.

Goes to show the value of actually looking close. The problem, I would
think, is in belt tension, not a bad PS pump.

You have to tighten the belt before you can diagnose anything else.

While belt is off, or very loose, spin the idlers and check for bearing
slop in the driven components

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Old 01-26-2006, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

well put new alt belt on it and still happened

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Old 01-26-2006, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

ken_d128@yahoo.com wrote:

> well put new alt belt on it and still happened
>
>


BELT TENSION!!!!!?????



DID YOU CHECK THE IDLERS,TENSIONERS AND PULLEYS FOR FREE-SPIN AND
SLOP???!!!

Should not be 'gravelly', in/out or side/side excessively, wobble, or
stiff.

belt should not deflect a lot to the index finger, should be about the
same, or just a little more, as sidewall on properly inflated tire.


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Old 01-26-2006, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help


<ken_d128@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1138283886.513334.92520@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> well put new alt belt on it and still happened
>

IIRC the alt belt runs off of the PS pump, so if the PS belt is slipping the
alt won't turn fast enough to charge.
Bob


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Old 01-26-2006, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

ken_d128@yahoo.com wrote:
> well put new alt belt on it and still happened
>

It's the OTHER BELT.... IIRC, older Tempos had a belt driving the PS pump, water pump
and AC, and another from the AC to the alternator. It was something like that anyway.
Look close at the belts, the tensioner would fail or get weak and the alternator would
slow down under load also.
Now that I think about it, the small belt went from the alt. to the AC. Either way,
your problem is the tensioner and/or the serpentine belt. Likely both.
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

thanks I will look at that

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Old 01-27-2006, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1986 Ford Tempo power steering help

Power steering to alternator and IIRC it isn't an automatic tensioner but
one that needs to be manually adjusted.
Bob
"Tom Adkins" <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote in message
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> ken_d128@yahoo.com wrote:
>> well put new alt belt on it and still happened
>>

> It's the OTHER BELT.... IIRC, older Tempos had a belt driving the PS pump,
> water pump and AC, and another from the AC to the alternator. It was
> something like that anyway. Look close at the belts, the tensioner would
> fail or get weak and the alternator would slow down under load also.
> Now that I think about it, the small belt went from the alt. to the AC.
> Either way, your problem is the tensioner and/or the serpentine belt.
> Likely both.



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