IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU ARE PROBABLY MISSING THE NUT ON THE VERY BACK OF THE PUMP. USUALLY HARD TO GET TO. YOU USUALLY HAVE A PIVOT ADJUSTMENT FROM THE FRONT SIDE (TOP), A SLIDER ADJUSTMENT IN THE 9 O'CLOCK POSITION FRONT SIDE, AND ANOTHER SLIDER ADJUSTMENT ON THE BACK.
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With engine running, steering turned hard right or left, can you see the fluid churn in the power steering reservoir? If not, maybe one of the power steering lines is blocked?
I just wanted to add, with some makes and models. With everything off, I remove the power steering belt. I take the return line loose from pump, aim into container, rotate the pulley by hand, see if any fluid comes out of return line? The return line should be low pressure, usually held to pump by hose clamp. The high pressure line has threaded fittings.
Yes and no.
Yes it could bolt in place, but it could take a lot of work changing every thing over.
Exhaust, transmission, wiring, cooling, and so on.
Probably nothing except the crossmember would be the same for both engines.
GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (see
Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly
Fig. 2: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly
mounting-early-model 4.3L engine
Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley-1985-92
Fig. 4: Installing the power steering pump pulley
Fig. 5: Pump pulley removal and installation-1993-96 vehicles
Fig. 6: Exploded view of the power steering pump
mounting-late-model 4.3L engines (1993-96 shown)
Fig. 7: Typical power steering pump hose routing-1996 shown
The following procedure requires the use of the GM Puller tool No.
J-29785-A (1985-92), Puller J-25034-B (1993-96) or equivalent, and the
GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent.
Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety.
For 1996 vehicles, remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
For 1993-96 vehicles, remove the hood latch and the upper fan
Release tension and remove the drive belt.
Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller
Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition
the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess
fluid into the catch pan.
Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to
prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system
Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump
Install the steering pump to the retaining bracket, then secure
using the retaining bolts. Tighten the power steering pump-to-bracket
bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). For 1996 vehicles, tighten the nut to 30
ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
On early-model vehicles where the drive belt is tensioned by pivoting
the power steering pump assembly, do NOT fully tighten the mounting
bolts at this time, since you will just have to loosen them again for
belt installation and adjustment.
Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No.
J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering
Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
Install the drive belt. On early-model vehicles so
equipped, properly adjust the belt tension. For details on belt
installation and tension adjustment.
For 1993-96 vehicles install the upper fan shroud and the hood
For 1996 vehicles, install the air cleaner assembly.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering
Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering
hope this help (remember rated this post) Good luck.
There is a "pressure regulator" located in the pump just behind the high pressure line that directs high pressure fluid to the steering rack when you turn the steering wheel. It sounds like the regulator valve is sticking and not sending the high pressure fluid to the steering rack when you turn the wheel.
You can remove the pump and clean the valve, reinstall the pump and flush the steering system with fresh fluid or replace the pump and flush the system with new fluid.
After you dump the fuel in the throttle body it will continue to run on its own or die as soon as it burns up all the fuel you dump in? Do you have access to (Noid lights)? Are both plugs attached to the distributor?