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My ppower steering fluid is coming out by the pulley. how do i fix this?

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You will have to remove the power steering pump,then use a power steering pulley puller,to remove the pulley,then install a new seal,and hope it holds

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Use a suction gun to remove the power steering fluid.


Position a drip pan under the pump and disconnect the high pressure line and fluid return hose. Cap the ends of the lines.


Loosen the serpentine belt and slip it out of the power steering pump pulley. Replace any worn belts at this time.


Remove the bolts and nuts that hold the pump onto the engine.


Remove the pump. Now remove the pulley from the pump. To do this, use a power steering pump pulley removal tool. If you don't have one, you can rent one from Advance Auto Parts.


Remove the nuts to detach the pump from the brackets.


Reattach the bracket to the new pump. Reinstall the pulley.


Bolt the pump back into place. Slip the belt back onto the pulley and retighten. Reattach the high pressure line and return fluid hose.


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Sounds like the belt that drives your steering pump is the same belt that drives your alternator, eh? Are you sure you don't have a loose, slipping, or broken steering/alternator belt? I assume you have looked under the hood, and that the engine did not die.
Check the steering fluid level, as mentioned above, and inspect the belts. Steering pumps need their fluid, BUT I Can't imagine why a low steering fluid level would cause the warning lights to come on unless a belt is at fault or the engine died. Belt could still be in place, but just sliding across the crucial pulleys. So watch it run and note if all the pulleys are turning or not. I'm betting the belt broke, slipped, or an accessory pulley locked up. Namely: steering pump or alternator.

Report back if this is not the problem please. Hope this helps. Tater Todd

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