Which power steering line goes where on Chevy K1500 gear box?
I had help pulling my motor out of my truck and my helper removed the the power steering lines and didn't mark which one goes where. I got a new pressure line and return line, But don't know where to connect them on the gear box. (96 Chevy K1500)
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It shouldn't matter then. The pressure line will go from the pump to the gear box. And the return line will go from the box to the reservoir-that is, if the reservoir is separate from the pump. If reservoir and pump are together and you cannot tell how it fits, well, one is a pressure line and one is a return line, but if both the same, it should not matter. Sorry, I'm talking in circles.
It is a pretty easy task but you will need a special tool for getting the pulley off of the pump. First remove your belt and make note of how it is routed before you remove it so you now how it goes back on. Then you need to remove the power steering pump pulley with a pulley remover tool. Then remove the oil lines and then unbolt it from the mounting bracket.
Leave the return line disconnected from the pump and run into a bucket. fill new pump and start engine have some one keep adding fluid until clean fluid is going into bucket. Caution make sure to secure hose to bucket or you will make a mess. Also turning the steering wheel about a half turn in each direction Will help it to flush out the gear box better.
You'll need to disconnect that line from the pump, (some metric wrenches will be needed) and disconnect the line at the steering gear box. It may help removing the A/C compressor and the power steering pump and bracket from the motor to get to the line where it attaches to the pump.
vladkov your an idiot power steering systems run on hydraulic power. The pump is driven by the engine with forces fluid through the gear and assists your steering efforts. I have changed my steering gear twice and my pump. There's nothin electronic about it. Steering assist is electronic and thats a whole diifferent ball game, it only comes on newer vehicles. Changing a p/s pump on a 98 chev is pretty simple, you just need a puller to pull the pulley off so you can get at the mounting bolts. Take those and your 2 lines off (making sure to mark which one goes where) and that's pretty much it.
Take the bolts out that attach the steering box to the frame and pivot the box so you can fit the puller on. Leave the steering shaft and power steering hoses attached. Mark the new pitman arm and old one in the same place and mark the pitman shaft to keep the same position of the new pit man arm on the old shaft as the old pitman arm.
disconnect the return line at pump put it in a jug start the engine check for cirrulation and too bleed air keep filling pump if you have no cirrulation the reconnect the return hose and discnect the supply too see if it pumping if it is then you have a blockageif not then you may have a bad pump