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Replacing the power steering pump and belt on 2002 Kia Spectra

Just got the car and the power steering pump has been taken out and i dont know how to put the new one in

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Better call a good mechanic and have him do it .

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

Testimonial: "I cant drive it anywhere because something is wrong with the brakes but i can easily fix those plus im trying to do most of the work my self"

  • ray gallant Apr 17, 2015

    yes but if you do it wrong you could kill more than just yourself too pay to have it hauled to the mechanic

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NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

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