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How to i remove power steering pump

Pump is leaking so fast

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I suspect the pump is not leaking but a hose that goes to the pump. Either way this is a difficult job. Almost everything that is on the pump side of the engine must be removed first to get access to the pump and it's hoses. Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

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SOURCE: power steering pump leaking around shaft

If the steering is working ok it will be a new seal required in pump If steering feels funny or stiff there is a valve problem in steering unit Remove return line and make sure there is flow back to reservoir

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all youll need to do is remove the belt, and then you can take off the p/s pump. no need to touch the alt

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SOURCE: Locate the power steering pump and lines

heres a couple of picture diagrams to help you, the most common area for a leak on these is the cooler line, this is the return line in which it is snaked in a s type shape to cool the power steering oil, these cooler line rots and leaks, so take a look at this first, its located at the bootm of the frame on the left side under the engine,hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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