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Re: removing power steering pump
To replace the power steering pump, proceed as follows:
Disconnect the power steering return hose from the remote reservoir or pump. Allow the fluid to drain from this hose into a drain pan. Discard the used fluid.
Loosen the bracket or belt tension adjusting bolt, and the pump mounting bolt.
Loosen the belt tension until the belt can be removed. On some cars, it is necessary to lift the vehicle on a hoist and gain access to the power steering pump from underneath the vehicle.
Remove the hoses from the pump, and cap the pump fittings and hoses.
Remove the belt tension adjusting bolt and the mounting bolt, and remove the pump.
Check the pump mounting bolts and bolt holes for wear. Worn bolts must be replaced. If the bolt mounting holes in the pump are worn, pump replacement is necessary.
Reverse steps 1 through 5 to install the power steering pump. Tighten the belt as described previously, and tighten the pump mounting and bracket bolts to the manufacturer's specifications. If o-rings are used on the pressure hose, replace the o-rings. Be sure the hoses are not contacting the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, or exhaust pipe during or after pump replacement.
Fill the pump reservoir with the manufacturer's recommended power steering fluid, and bleed air from the power steering system as described earlier.
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Does the PS pulley have any holes in it? If it does you should be able to put the socket through the hole and remove it. If not use an offset box end wrench. Its shaped like a half moon and gets into tight spots. If you need the procedure go to ebsco.com and look it up. You will need a u/n and p/w to access the info. Google for the pair and you should be able to find ones that will get you access. If not your local library gets free access, you can get ti there.
You may have to remove the pump...
BUT , maybe not...
The pump pully has holes in it... with the power steering belt loose or off ... turn the pully to see if the holes will allign with the bolt you are trying to remove... if not... then the power steering pump must be removed to gain access to the last bolt..
i am having a similar problem. my power steering pully is loose. im pretty sure i have to replace the pump and the pully however my power steering still works but the belt squeals.check all the pullys they drive the belt or belts. its usually always either the tensioner thats the pully that allows you to remove the drive belt or the power steering pully which sucks the most because you must remove the entire power steering pump to replace the pully and since you have to go through all that trouble you might as well replace the entire power steering pump as well. i am not a mechanic so try and find more information.
i know what bolt your talking about,you canreach it thru the wheel well with an extention!!!
but if your just removing the pump,some of the pullys have three holes in them too get too the pump bolts if not then you need a power steering pump pully remover auto zone loans them out!!!!
Im not sure what engine you have since this information was not provided. But the Power Steering Pump pulley usually has some 'holes' on the pulley in which you can get a wrench through to loosen and remove the bolt.