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Power steering belt keeps coming loose

My power steering belt keeps getting loose and squeeling, I got a new belt same make and part number as what was fitted dayco 11a0730c I think 11mm wide 730mm long?? Mine goes around the crank, p/s and water pump. It was very tight getting it on, was good for 10miles then started squeeling again. I tensioned it so I could get a 1/4 turn along the bottom of the belt and did the bolts up as tight as I dare without snapping them. Any1 have any ideas?
Thanks doug

Re: Power steering belt keeps coming loose

Reply #1
I bought a Meyle p/strg belt (10 x 730mm) for my 1.8 8v PB engine. Perfect fit.
Did you make sure the adjuster and pivot bolts were free, as mine was all seized up?

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Reply #2
The adjuster bolt was seized but managed to free it up with heat. Pivot bolt was loose and I could move the pump up and down by hand. I noticed the new belt has worn probs about 1mm on 1 side so is probs about 10mm wide now, I assume cos it's thinner it's sat depper in the pullets and causing it to be loose. I've tighted it back up and tightened the bolts. Hopefully it's sorted now. Thanks

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Reply #3
Fitted new belts to my valver few months ago, and now at 300 miles they need a second tighten!

 


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Reply #5
I haven't actually checked the condition of the pulley, it's been alright so far since the last tightening. So I think @Eddypeck is correct about the thickness.

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Reply #6
If a belt is ordered from VW its a 9.5 x 730mm that will be supplied 👍