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To remove the water pump do I need to remove the power steering

Im trying to remove the water pump from my 96 tbird and I removed almost everything but theres a plaque that goes from the power to the pump and want to know where do I remove the power steering from. theres two bolts on the left of the power do I remove it from there or where is the correct way?

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  • octaviocccom Dec 02, 2008

    thank you I guess Im going to have to take it to a mechanic cause I dont have a pulley. thanks again

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    Is there an allen or a bolt holding that pulley on the power steering pump?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    It would be of great help to know what engine you have.

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Kragen auto parts and other chain parts stores will loan you a power steering pulley puller, no charge, just a deposit

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From the sounds of it you have the 3.8L V6, to get that bracket off you will need to remove the power steering pulley, to do this you will need a power steering pulley remover and installer, the only other way is to cut the bracket which is not a good idea.

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GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-2.5L engine

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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-early-model 4.3L engine

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Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley-1985-92 vehicles

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Fig. 4: Installing the power steering pump pulley

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Fig. 5: Pump pulley removal and installation-1993-96 vehicles

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Fig. 6: Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting-late-model 4.3L engines (1993-96 shown)

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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.
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  2. For 1996 vehicles, remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
  3. For 1993-96 vehicles, remove the hood latch and the upper fan shroud.
  4. Release tension and remove the drive belt.
  5. Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller tool.
  6. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
  7. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  8. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
WARNING Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system contamination.
  1. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump hoses.
  2. 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.
  1. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
  2. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
  3. Install the drive belt. On early-model vehicles so equipped, properly adjust the belt tension. For details on belt installation and tension adjustment.
  4. For 1993-96 vehicles install the upper fan shroud and the hood latch assembly.
  5. For 1996 vehicles, install the air cleaner assembly.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering system.
  8. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
  9. Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering fluid.

hope this help (remember rated this post) Good luck.

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NOTE: 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.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety.
  2. For 1996 vehicles, remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
  3. For 1993–96 vehicles, remove the hood latch and the upper fan shroud.
  4. Release tension and remove the drive belt. For details, please refer to Section 1 of this manual.
  5. Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller tool.
  6. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
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  8. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
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  12. 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). NOTE: 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.
  13. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J–25033–B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
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  16. For 1993–96 vehicles install the upper fan shroud and the hood latch assembly.
  17. For 1996 vehicles, install the air cleaner assembly.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable.
  19. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering system.
  20. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
  21. Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering fluid.
Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley — 1985–92 vehicles

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