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    How to bypass power steering MK4 TDI

    Looking on advice on how to bypass the power steering on a MK4 TDI. I saw other threads on getting a smaller belt, but does the smaller belt need to be ribbed on both sides? And does it bypass the AC also? Or does it need removed? My problem is a leak in the power steering rack and putting pressure on the power steering pully so I am looking for a quick fix until I have money to replace the rack and pump. Thanks.

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    Re: How to bypass power steering MK4 TDI

    Yes, smaller belt is all, but most of the time the part# reflects
    bypassing the A/C, not P/S.

    A leak won't put pressure on anything, you loose pressure with
    leaks. If you're getting belt squeal when you turn the wheel,
    that's not because of a leak, that's the pump itself, or the rack
    is binding up putting the load (not pressure) on the P/S pump.

    You can loop the P/S hoses, bypassing the rack all together. That means, out of
    the pump, right back in, at 100% duty cycle though. SO, you need a
    fluid in there that does not foam up.

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