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How do I change the power steering pump? My hands are to big to work in that area.

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You must ffirst remove the passenger tire and the splash guard behind it. Its just a few screws. You will then be able to see the power steering pump. Remove the belt followed by the power steering pump hose. The pump is held in place by three screws. Remove them and put the new pump on in its place. It may be easier to install the hoses before mounting the pump. thats the tricky part. Its not hard to do at all, but you will be working in a cramped space. Put your belt on, your splash guard and tire. Now fill w/ ATF not power steering fluid (why? because the owners manual says so... don"t believe check for yourself..) Finally, start the engine and turn the wheel from left to right (all the way) about five times both ways. this works the fluid in. No need to bleed. Check the resevoir and you willl notice less. continue to add turn thw wheel until its stops dropping. Job done

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