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Old 03-21-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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Ok I have seen tons of post on this subject and I have spent alot of time checking places....I need a power steering pulley for a 1996 lt1 Corvette . I have tried several places listed in the post,but everyone says they are no longer available,spent a half hour on phone with speed inc.today and they could not find one either.any help would be great thanks
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found mine on ebay. good luck
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The link below allows you to search across multiple salvage yards for parts by distance from your location.

http://www.mypartshop.com/

I saw a few hits on pumps from your model year. Give one of them a call and see if they will just sell you the pulley or if not sell you a pump with the pulley.
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thanks for the info i will check it out...
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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That would be smooth sided steel pulley, yeah, good luck. No one makes them anymore. All that is available is Ebay, swap meets, salvage yards. I got one last year from a Corvette Salvage yard.

Ironically, they make the 92-E93 plastic ones. $400 a pop.

Why do you need one?
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Mine has a really bad wobble in it and I have been through 2 altenators ...had it checked by GM dealer and they say the wobble is causing problem with alternator bearings
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Mine has a really bad wobble in it and I have been through 2 altenators ...had it checked by GM dealer and they say the wobble is causing problem with alternator bearings
No question about needing a straight pulley but I wonder about causing alternator bearings to fail. Idle thought: can a pulley be straightened?
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No question about needing a straight pulley but I wonder about causing alternator bearings to fail. Idle thought: can a pulley be straightened?
In theory, it could make the tension from the belt misaligned and the load the bearings in a way they where not designed to be loaded.

I would check your idlers and tensioner as well for good bearings/no play,etc...Check pulley alignment with a straight edge, specs. are in FSM.

What I want to know is how does a steel pulley get bent?
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Well mines bent as well and looking for a replacement
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Ok I have seen tons of post on this subject and I have spent alot of time checking places....I need a power steering pulley for a 1996 lt1 Corvette . I have tried several places listed in the post,but everyone says they are no longer available,spent a half hour on phone with speed inc.today and they could not find one either.any help would be great thanks
Remember do not try to fit a new one, or remove one without the correct removal/fitting tool or you will need another.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KASTAR-Maste...item257a47bc5c

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A bent pulley would indicate either an incorrect removal proceedure OR a failed attempt at an install when replaceing a pump. The only other possible explanation is that presently it's not a pulley problem but the shaft or front bearing in the pump has failed or is failing. Just sayin'
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I sent you a pm of a guy that parts out c4s. He will have your part
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Ok I have seen tons of post on this subject and I have spent alot of time checking places....I need a power steering pulley for a 1996 lt1 Corvette . I have tried several places listed in the post,but everyone says they are no longer available,spent a half hour on phone with speed inc.today and they could not find one either.any help would be great thanks
I rebuilt my entire power steering system this past year and used this inexpensive pulley removal & installation kit to do the job. Worked great without error or problems. Check it out:

http://www.harborfreight.com/pulley-...set-40749.html
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I have a complete pump, rebuilt by turn one for sale cheap.
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