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No fluid comes out of pump on gmc w4500

Power steering pump is gear driven and is pumping no fluid

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SOURCE: Power Steering pump appears to be leaking but is full????

Just guessing. Could it be a warped brake disk? That would cause vibration. And vibration in steering might conceivably cause splashing out the power steering reservoir. You would know if the disk were warped by a shudder when you brake at hight speeds.

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SOURCE: removal of power steering pump on 1998 GMC Sierra 1500

you need a power steering pump puller the rest is simple any trouble let me know

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SOURCE: replace power steering pump

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.
  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.
    Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system contamination.
  10. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle. To install:
  11. Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump hoses.
  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.
  14. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
  15. Install the drive belt. On early-model vehicles so equipped, properly adjust the belt tension. For details on belt installation and tension adjustment, please refer to Section 1 of this manual.
  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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    SOURCE: power steering pump on my 1997 GMC K2500 truck??

    Check the power steering fluid level.Allso check the master cylinder level.Witch ever is low is your problem k

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    SOURCE: 2004 f350 power steering problem.

    2006 f350 crew 4x4. Replaced p/s pump,booster,put gauges to check pressure? Fluid clean, lifted in air to check steering linkage and turning without load. Still baffled ! I work at a Ford dealer and mechanics said its normal. Thats BS! I replaced the p/s pump so im guessing the screen was new with the pump. I will check for the hell of it. I have a feeling it is suspension under load. The symptom on this truck is not turning when brake applied. Also hard turning when vehicle is on and in park,wont turn.

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