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Can I change the water pump on a 1997 Lesabre without removing the power steering pulley ? There is just one bolt the pulley seems to be preventing from me removing ... I was hoping maybe I could just loosen the 3 bolts on the power steering pump and move it out of the way . Anyone have any thoughts on this ?

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Disconnect the engine mount on the side and carefully raise that side of the engine, also remove the water pump pulley, u will need a PS pulley puller, u can borrow one form most discount auto parts stores for just a deposit.

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I almost have the water pump off but there is one bolt that is behind the power steerng pulley that I can not remove. I was wondering how to remove the power steering pulley?


To remove the pulley wheel from the power steering pump you typically have to remove 3 bolts but to get to those 3 bolts you have to use a socket and go through the holes on the pulley itself.

Apr 30, 2011 | 1995 Buick Park Avenue

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Repair power steering for 1994 Chevy S10 Blazer V-6, pump and houses.


Power Steering Pump Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  3. Disconnect the feed and return hoses from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan. NOTE: On models equipped with a remote fluid reservoir, disconnect and plug the hose(s) in order to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.
  4. Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
  5. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump. NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
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    Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

    Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

  6. Unplug the electrical connection from the A/C compressor, unfasten the compressor mounting bolts and set the compressor to one side without disconnecting the lines.
  7. Remove the front mounting bolts and the rear bracket nuts from the studs on the engine.
  8. Remove the rear brace mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle and secure using the front retaining bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  2. Install the rear bracket bolt and nuts. Tighten the retainers to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1994 - 97 models and 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on 1998 and later models.
  3. Install the A/C compressor.
  4. Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end. NOTE: When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
  5. Properly install the drive belt.
  6. Remove the caps, then connect the feed and return hoses to the pump.
  7. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  8. Test drive the vehicle.
4.3L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the upper cooling fan shroud.
  2. Remove the drive belt.
  3. Remove the fan and clutch from the water pump.
  4. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump.
  5. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Remove the shield from the steering linkage.
  7. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  8. Disconnect the return hose from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
  9. Safely lower the vehicle.
  10. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pump and cap the open line.
  11. Remove the filler neck tube.
  12. Remove the power steering pump mounting nuts and bolts.
  13. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.
NOTE: When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
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Removing the power steering pump pulley 85388113.gif

Installing the power steering pump pulley 85388114.gif

To Install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle.
    • Tighten the front retaining bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  2. Install the filler neck tube.
    • Tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  3. Connect the pressure hose to the pump.
  4. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  5. Connect the return hose to the vehicle.
  6. Install the shield on the steering linkage and lower the vehicle.
  7. Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end. NOTE: When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.
  8. Install the fan and clutch on the water pump.
  9. Properly install the drive belt. NOTE: Be sure to secure any hoses which may get in the way or rub other components.
  10. Install the upper fan shroud.
  11. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  12. Test drive the vehicle.
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Nov 05, 2010 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

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How do you remove the power steering pump from a 2001 Chev Blazer with the 4.3 engine?


4.3L Engine
  1. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  2. Disconnect the feed and return hoses from the power steering pump, then drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.

    NOTE

    On models equipped with a remote fluid reservoir, disconnect and plug the hose(s) in order to prevent system contamination or excessive fluid loss.

  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
  4. Install a puller tool such as J-25034, or equivalent onto the power steering pump pulley. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut counterclockwise in order to press the drive pulley from the pump.

    NOTE

    When installing the puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.




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Installing the pilot bolt



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Removing the power steering pump pulley



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Installing the power steering pump pulley


  1. On most models, it may be necessary to unplug the electrical connection from the A/C compressor, unfasten the compressor mounting bolts and set the compressor to one side without disconnecting the lines.
  2. If equipped, unfasten the power steering filler tube bolt and remove the filler tube.
  3. Remove the rear brace retainers and the brace.
  4. Remove the power steering pump-to-bracket bolts and then remove the pump from the vehicle.

To install:

  1. Position the pump to the vehicle and secure using the front retaining bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2. If equipped, install the rear brace and tighten the retainers to 31 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  3. If removed, install the A/C compressor.
  4. If removed, install the filler tube and its retainer. Tighten the retainer to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
Use a pulley installer such as J-25033 or equivalent to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. While holding the pilot bolt, turn the tool nut clockwise in order to press the drive pulley onto the pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end.

NOTE

When positioning the installer tool onto the power steering pump pulley, be sure that the pilot bolt bottoms in the pump shaft by turning the head of the pilot bolt.


Properly install the drive belt and, if applicable, adjust the tension.

  1. NOTE
  1. Be sure to secure any hoses which may get in the way or rub other components.

  1. Remove the caps, then connect the feed and return hoses to the pump.
  2. Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
  3. Test drive the vehicle.

Oct 30, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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97 lesabre water pump 1 bolt left behind power steering pulley is there a trick of the trade or remove pump?


you have to remove p/s pump need to put socket in hole on p/s pulley to get to bolts to remove pump

Feb 18, 2010 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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1997 buick lesabre steering locks up & can't turn left & whining


very possible that the pump has failed (seized ) internally so get it checked out at an accredited power steering specialist shop
if it does not produce pressure then the steering will lock or be extremely heavy to turn

Mar 11, 2017 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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How do i change a water pump in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix


Hope the following will help.
1) Drain the radiator.
2) Loosen the 4 bolts on the water pump pulley. You will remove the pulley and install it on the new pump. Just loosen the bolts 1/4" turn with the belt still on, this will prevent the pulley from turning.
3) Remove serpentine belt.
4) Remove 4 bolts and the pulley and set aside.
5) Remove two power steering pump bolts (15mm). You must do this because one of the bolts for the water pump is behind the PS pulley, and you can�t remove it without moving the PS pump out of the way. The bolts on the PS pump are in the 12 o�clock and 6 o�clock position. There is a large access hole in the PS pump pulley. Just line it up, slip in a long socket and remove them. Let the PS pump rest on the oil filter housing.
6) Remove water pump. There are 4 large bolts (15mm) and 4 small bolts (3/8") on the water pump. After the bolts are all out, I placed a length of pipe on the water pump and gave it a couple taps with a hammer and it popped right off.
7) Remove old gasket. The tool of choice IMO is a razor blade like you�d use to remove a winshield inspection sticker. Be careful not to score the mating surface. Remove old gasket and dry off surface.
8) Seat the new gasket and water pump in place, install all the bolts.
9) Reinstall the PS pump and torque bolts.
10) Install pulley on water pump and torque.
11) Install serpentine belt.
12) Re-torque bolts on water pump pulley if needed.



Sep 29, 2009 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Need diagram to replace water pump


1) Drain the radiator. 2) Loosen the 4 bolts on the water pump pulley. You will remove the pulley and install it on the new pump. Just loosen the bolts 1/4" turn with the belt still on, this will prevent the pulley from turning. 3) Remove serpentine belt. 4) Remove 4 bolts and the pulley and set aside. 5) Remove two power steering pump bolts (15mm). You must do this because one of the bolts for the water pump is behind the PS pulley, and you can�t remove it without moving the PS pump out of the way. The bolts on the PS pump are in the 12 o�clock and 6 o�clock position. There is a large access hole in the PS pump pulley. Just line it up, slip in a long socket and remove them. Let the PS pump rest on the oil filter housing. 6) Remove water pump. There are 4 large bolts (15mm) and 4 small bolts (3/8") on the water pump. After the bolts are all out, I placed a length of pipe on the water pump and gave it a couple taps with a hammer and it popped right off. 7) Remove old gasket. The tool of choice IMO is a razor blade like you�d use to remove a windshield inspection sticker. Be careful not to score the mating surface. Remove old gasket and dry off surface. 8) Seat the new gasket and water pump in place, install all the bolts. 9) Reinstall the PS pump and torque bolts. 10) Install pulley on water pump and torque. 11) Install serpentine belt. 12) Re-torque bolts on water pump pulley if needed

Jun 29, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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1997 Buick Lesabre Water Pump problem


THE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY --- ARRGGH...Not a problem. The power steering pump is held by two bolts. Use a socket and remove the top bolt and loosen the bottom bolt. Be careful not to completely remove the bottom bolt. The PS pump will loosen up enough so that you can push it towards the firewall and you will JUST have enough room to remove the waterpump bolts. Its tight but it will squeeze out.

Mar 22, 2009 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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The power steering pump bolts all seem to have vibrated out, the unit came free and i can just move it around, the pulley moves freely, everything else seems to work ok


I don't have chrysler producs. I'll post 3.8L V6 Ford Windstar for reference. You'll get some idea.



Removal
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  1. Using a 15mm socket or wrench on bolt attaching drive belt tensioner pulley. Rotate drive belt tensioner (6B209) clockwise to remove drive belt from pulleys.

    3.8L Engine

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Item Part Number Description 1 10300 Generator 2 3A674 Power Steering Pump 3 19703 A/C Compressor 4 6B217 Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley 5 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 8501 Water Pump 7 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 8 8620 Drive Belt
Installation
  1. Install drive belt over all pulleys (except drive belt tensioner ).
  1. Rotate drive belt tensioner as described under Removal and install drive belt over drive belt tensioner pulley. Ensure that all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys
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Another example
Pulley, Power Steering Pump CII
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C
Removal
  1. Drain as much fluid as possible from the power steering pump (3A674) through the power steering oil reservoir (3A697) neck.
  1. Install Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B on the power steering pump pulley (3A733) , and place the tool and power steering pump in a vise by gripping the small hex-head of the tool.
  1. Hold the power steering pump , and rotate the tool nut counterclockwise to remove the power steering pump pulley . Do not apply in and out pressure on the power steering pump shaft. Pressure will damage the internal thrust areas.

Installation
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  1. Place the power steering pump pulley on the power steering pump shaft, and install Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C. The small diameter threads on the tool should be fully engaged in the power steering pump shaft.
  1. Hold the power steering pump , and rotate the tool nut clockwise to install the power steering pump pulley on the shaft. The power steering pump pulley face must be flush within 0.25mm (0.010 inch) of the end of the power steering pump shaft.
  1. Remove the tool.
  1. Fill the power steering oil reservoir to the COLD FILL line.
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Steering Pump, Power Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove accessory drive belt (8620) .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove right front wheel (1007) and tire assembly.
  1. Remove power steering pump pulley (3A733) .
  1. Position drain pan. Remove power steering pressure hose (3A719) and power steering return hose (3A713) from power steering pump (3A674) .
  1. Remove four power steering pump retaining bolts (three in front, one in rear) and remove power steering pump .
Installation
  1. Position power steering pump and install retaining bolts. Tighten retaining bolts to 41-54 Nm (30-40 lb-ft).
  1. Install power steering pressure hose and power steering return hose to power steering pump . Remove drain pan.
  1. Press on power steering pump pulley as outlined in this section.
  1. Install right front wheel and tire assembly. Tighten lug nuts (1012) to 115-142 Nm (85-105 lb-ft).
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Install drive belt to power steering pump pulley .
  1. Connect battery ground cable .
  1. Fill power steering oil reservoir (3A697) to proper level. Refer to Section 11-00 .

    Power Steering Pump and Bracket, 3.8L

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Item Part Number Description 1 N607528-S2 Screw, M6-1 x 16 2 8509 Water Pump Pulley 3 W804804-S2 Screw, M8-1.25 x 35 4 N806214-S2 Bolt, M12 5 W606691-S36B Screw, M8-1.25 x 35 6 10B315 Generator Brace 7 N621939-S36B Nut, M8-1.0 8 10300 Generator 9 6B212 Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner Bracket 10 6049 Cylinder Head 11 19D624 Air Conditioning Compressor Bracket 12 W606563-S2 Bolt, M10-1.5 x 55 13 19703 A/C Compressor 14 N807273-S100 Bolt, M8-1.25 x 121.5 15 3C510 Power Steering Hose Bracket 16 3A674 Power Steering Pump 17 3C511 Power Steering Pump Support 18 W807239-S8 Bolt, M10-1.5 x 36.5 19 2888 A/C Compressor Brace 20 W806342-S2 Bolt, M8-1.25 x 23 21 W606571-S411 Bolt, M10-1.5 x 113.5 22 6C348 Idler Assembly 23 3A733 Power Steering Pump Pulley 24 N805137-S56 Bolt, M10-1.5 x 157 25 N621939-S2 Nut, M8-10 26 N807241-S36B Bolt, M10-1.5 x 132 27 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner A — Tighten to 8-11 Nm (71-101 Lb-In) B — Tighten to 20-25 Nm (15-18 Lb-Ft) C — Tighten to 70-95 Nm (52-70 Lb-Ft) D — Tighten to 40-55 Nm (30-40 Lb-Ft) E — Press Flush with End of Power Steering Pump Shaft

Mar 03, 2009 | 1994 Plymouth Voyager

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Water pump replace


Water Pump Replacement (3.8L)

Removal Procedure
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
  3. Remove the drive belt.
    1. Remove the water pump pulley bolts.
    2. Remove the water pump pulley.
    3. Remove the power steering pump and reposition.
    4. Remove the water pump bolts.
      1. Remove the water pump.
      2. Remove the water pump gasket.
      3. Clean and inspect the water pump mating surfaces.
      Installation Procedure
      1. Install the water pump gasket.
      2. Install the water pump.
        1. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Install the water pump bolts.
          • Tighten the long water pump bolts to 34 Nm (25 ft. lbs.) .
          • Tighten the short water pump bolts to 22 Nm (16 ft. lbs.) .
            1. Install the water pump pulley.
            2. Install the water pump pulley bolts.
              • Tighten the bolts to 13 Nm (115 inch lbs.) .
            1. Install the power steering pump.
            2. Install the drive belt.
            3. Fill the cooling system.
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