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Power steering hose ruptured, the onc connected to the bottom of the pump. where does the other end go? i have not had a chance to put it on jack stands. Does it require special tools

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This is not a fun job. Jack it up and put jack stands under it. Not on the engine frame, you have to lower the back of it. Once up, remove the bolts to the back of the frame, It will drop a couple inches, to gain more access loosen the front bolts. Use a wrench and release the PS lines from the rack and pinion. Release the line from the pump. You want to fish the old hose out(don't cut it), because you have to get the new one in. Remember how you twisted it back and forth. It comes out from the bottom. Look for clamps that hold it to the frame.

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I power steering leak on a 1989 oldsmobile delta 88 royale 3800 engine the power steering pump is good and less than a year old the fluid is leaking sumwhere underneath the car on the driver side of the...


Pretty old car there, Reginald, (that from a guy who drives a '79 Datsun!)
You'll have to get under there for a close inspection. Raise the car up on jack stands or blocks. Hopefully, a hose fitting may have loosened where it connects to the rack and pinion gear, and only needs tightening. Or a hose may have ruptured and will need replacing. There are two hoses from the pump to the rack, a supply line and a return line. If you see fluid on one, bend it back and forth to look for a break or leak.
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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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  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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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.
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  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.
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Are the power steering lines connected to the oil lines somehow? Just before my power steering crapped out, I would top up the pump reservoir only to blow white smoke out the tailpipe all the way home. How...


Hi. Your power steering pump hoses are closed looped. They run from the pump assembly to the reservoir.They do not run to any of your oil lines. Now, with that said, i would recommend to inspect your assembly for possible leaks. This is a high pressure setup that will produce leaks during hose or clamp failure. The reservoir can crack as well. This will cause fluid to leaks on the engine block or exhaust manifold, thus, causing the white smoke or burn off affect. Use the procedure below to inspect for possible loose hoses or compromised pump seals and reservoir issues.



Once you have staged your vehicle in a safe place, open the hood and locate your power steering system on your vehicle. The easiest way is to follow the part of the steering column assembly that goes through the firewall. Follow the components connected to the steering column all the way to the wheel assemblies and hoses connected to the power steering pump and reservoir. Attempt to scrub wet and dirty components around the steering system, using shop rags if the leak source is not readily apparent. Now,start the engine, rotating the steering wheel all the way from left to right several times to increase system pressure in the pump and hoses. Turn off the engine and inspect the system from the engine compartment, using a flashlight preferably. In some cases, you might have to wait one or two days for the leak to reveal itself . Next, check around the power steering pump, for possible cracks. If you find fluid around the pump case, the case is damaged and should be replaced. Some pumps are equipped with internal seals that may be replaced when necessary. Also, look around the reservoir and make sure it is in good condition. A cracked reservoir must be replaced as well.

Now, look around all fittings and hoses. A loose fitting cannot contain the high pressure in the system. Tighten clamps using a Phillips or flathead screwdriver or ratchet and socket, depending on the type of fitting or clamp used in your system. Additionally, check along the hoses for cuts. If possible, run your fingers along the length of the hose to find hidden wet spots. A hose leaking somewhere along the middle will have to be replaced. If the gash is very close to the end of the hose, you might be able to cut off the damaged part and reconnect the hose to the component. You will also need to Check the metal lines connecting the steering gear assembly to other components. A ruptured metal line must be replaced.

Lastly; Inspect completely around the rubber boots located between the ends of the steering gear assembly and the arms linking the assembly to the wheels. If fluid is leaking at either end, then the seals at the ends of the steering gear assembly will need to be replaced. If necessary, raise the front end of the vehicle using a floor jack and support it on jack stands or ramps. Once the vehicle is safely supported, inspect the steering gear assembly more closely to see if it is in good or bad condition . Make sure you check all the ares above for possible leaks or loose connections before replacing the entire pump.

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You really can't flush out the steering system fluid other then siphoning the fluid out of the steering pump reservoir. This is the easy way.
The hard way:
Remove the filler cap from the top of your power steering system then disconnect the reservoir's hose. It should be located on the bottom of the reservoir. The hose can be tough to remove, so make sure you have plenty of patience.

Replace the reservoir's hose with another hose. It should lead to an empty container. You'll use this container to store the old power steering fluid as it leaves the reservoir. Lift the front end of your car off the ground by using a car jack.

Add new power steering fluid to the reservoir. As you add the new lubricant, it will force the old lubricant into the tube you've connected to the bottom of the reservoir.

Climb into the drivers seat and rack your steering wheel back and forth. The wheel should be locked in place, allowing only a slight range of mobility. This will help the extra lubricant within the power steering system to drain.

Watch the empty container. It should fill with old lubricant. Once the old lubricant has been flushed and you see clean fluid replacing it, you've finished the hard part.

Disconnect your hose and move the container. Replace the original reservoir hose. Pour new, clean power steering fluid into the reservoir. Rack your steering wheel a few more times to squeeze out air that might be trapped in the lines. Replace the filer cap and close your done.

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Power steering line below fan is ruptured. it is a rubber line but im not sure sbout the connection do i need i special tool to take this hose off?


There are two lines on the p/s. one has hose clamps securing it. That one is the return hose. The other one is the high pressure line, which has flair nut fittings on the ends. There is no way to repair that one (pressure will blow any repair apart). Use flair nut wrenches to remove both ends and replace it (commonly available part). Don't loose the small "o" rings on the ends and be careful when putting them back on. Check the hose after it's installed to make sure it isn't touching anything that will chafe or cut into it.
Once installed fill the reservoir, start the engine and turn the wheel all the way to the left, then to the right, then to center and re-fill to proper level if necessary. Check both ends for leaks and you are done!

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Hopfully this will be ALL you need Besides Pulley REMOVAL TOOL It can be Rented @ AutoZONE

REMOVAL
  1. Remove drive belt.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist. WARNING: TURN AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH (LOCATED IN LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT) OFF TO PREVENT VEHICLE DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.
  3. Remove power steering pressure hose bracket.
  4. Disconnect electrical connector at power steering control valve actuator.
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    2. Hold the small hex-head and rotate the tool nut counterclockwise to remove the power steering pump pulley.
    3. Disconnect power steering pressure hose at power steering pump and drain fluid into a container.
    4. Disconnect power steering return hose at power steering pump and drain fluid into a container.
    5. Remove four retaining bolts and power steering pump and power steering pump pulley assembly.
    6. Remove power steering pressure switch from pump.
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    1. Position the power steering pump on the mounting bosses of engine block and install the bolts at the side of the power steering pump. Tighten to 20-30 Nm (15-22 ft. lbs.).
    2. Connect the power steering reservoir pump hose to the power steering pump and reposition the hose clamp to power steering pump inlet fitting.
    3. Replace power steering pressure hose O-ring.
    4. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump fitting. Tighten the tube nut with a tube nut wrench rather than with an open-end wrench. Tighten to 34-46 Nm (26-33 ft. lbs.). NOTE: Swivel or end play of the power steering pressure hose end is normal and does not indicate a loose fitting.
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    7. Remove the Power Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T91P-3A733-A.
    8. Remove the shipping tube nut from power steering pump housing prior to installation.
    9. Connect electrical connector to power steering control valve actuator.
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    2. If equipped, turn the air suspension ON.
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    4. Fill the power steering pump reservoir with Power Steering Fluid Motorcraft MERCON(r) ATF.

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