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Replace shattered pulley on power stearing pump

1996 3.0 v6 ford taurus..the power stearing pulley is only pulley on whole car that doest have a nut on it to replace the pulley.i got a kit from advance auto but my problem is that the bracket that holds the pump on which also holds the altinator is all attached to to block of then engine.i cant take the pump off and put the pulley on cause the pulley will not fit thru the hole of the bracket.i also need to know which way will the pulley be faceing,the lip of the pulley faceing away from the pump or towards the pump,the kit i got seens to force the pulley over the gear of the power stearing pump

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Should be two halves that look like half moons that clamp over the power steering pully and the adapter. that pulls it off good luck

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