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Power steering pump keeps cracking

I've been through 3 power steering pumps in the past year. I can't figure out why they keep cracking. Any suggestions?

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Ive done it 3 time myself.I dont know what the problem is with them but i suggest using ac delco parts.Auto zone is on my shizz list with their junk parts.I wonder why they put that one bolt in the hardest place to get to.Good luck

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Fig. Fig. 1: On some vehicles, you must use a puller to remove the power steering pump pulley


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Fig. Fig. 2: Power steering pump mounting-early model vehicle shown


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Fig. Fig. 3: Power steering pump mounting-late model vehicle shown

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See Figure 4


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Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering bleeding procedure

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