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There is actually an old technical bulletin on the belts for your 1 ton 454cu.in.
Some power steering pumps on 1985-86 C,K,P, 20-30 series trucks equipped with 7.4L (454) engines and H5D heavy duty Federal Emissions may leak steering fluid. Power steering pump leakage on these models may be attributed to the A.I.R. pump belt tension being too tight. Excessive tension causes an increased load on the bushing and seal of the power steering pump which may eventually result in a leaky pump. To correct this condition, the tension of the single drive belt between the A.I.R. pump and power steering pump should be tightened to 250 Newtons, instead of 650 Newtons as specified in the Service Manual. The proper procedure for tensioning this belt is outlined below. Power steering pumps which exhibit fluid leakage at front seal should be replaced.
On some 1985 models without air conditioning (RPO C60 and C69), a drive belt was also incorrectly installed in the No, 1 track (Figure 1) during production. With this belt installed, it restricts the movement of the power steering pump. The pump is used for adjusting the tension of the belts in the No. 2 and No. 3 tracks. This lack of adjustment requires excessive tension to be placed on the power steering pump belt in order to adjust the other belts to their proper tensions. Because of the restrictions that the belt in the No. 1 track causes, it MUST be removed and discarded. With this belt removed, the normal operations of the engine will not be affected.
BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE
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