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Replace power steering pump on 2000 Impala w/ 3.8

I'm going to replace my power steering pump, but it is close to the firewall and is very hard to get too. What is the best acess point?

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Remove the 2 front motor mounts and rock the motor forward by pushing the car forward while in park. make sure you flip the mounts up onto the motor they will be out of the way of smashing the radiator ... once pushed forward lock e brake to hold it there .. that should give you plenty of room to work with

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