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I am trying to use a puller to pull the pulley off of a power steering pump but no matter what brand or kind they always slip right off.

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There is a specially made puller that is used to remove and install these pulleys. It is a multi-part puller that has a two part holding fixture that grabs onto the nose of the pulley and is held there with a metal sleeve that slides over it. Once it is on there is a center bolt and nut that you turn to pull the pressed-in-place pulley off of the shaft. The tool also is used to press the pulley back onto the shaft. Some parts stores will rent you this puller but they aren't very expensive if you have to buy one. These pulleys are on there pretty tight as it's just friction that keeps them in place. MAKE SURE you note how far the original pulley is pressed onto the shaft so you get it pressed back to that same spot when you are done otherwise you can end up with a belt that won't track straight, derails, or is noisy. Good luck, hope this helps!

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