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Removing power steering pump from 97 Park Ave

Have unbolted and disconnected hoses. Can't figure out how to get it out. From Top or bottom?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I unhooked the lines and unbolted it can't get it out do I have to do anything else?


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You have to remove the alternator and the bracket that holds the alternator. When you remove the bracket be very careful. the inlet and outlet for the heater core run through this bracket. Once you remove the 3 bolts holding it you'll need to work it back and forth as you pull. Do not try to pry or force it because you'll break off the outlet pipe that leads in to the engine block. The pipe is sealed with an o-ring. If it's real stubborn shoot a little wd-40 on it and that should help make it easier to pop out.

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