How do I remove the pulley on the power steering pump
For a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue; how do I remove the pulley on the power steering pump? What tool do I purchase as the standard puller will not work. There are no grooves on the pulley, nor are there any holes in the pulley to remove the pump. I'm tempted to force it off with some large screw drivers.
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1) Gather the materials -- Instructable step 1 - This includes tools, a new pump, fluids, etc. 2) Remove the leaking pump -- Instructable step 2 - Drain the Power Steering system -- Instructable step 3 - Remove accessories from Power Steering system -- Instructable step 4 - Remove the pulley and bolts -- Instructable step 5 - Remove power steering pump 3) Install the new pump -- Instructable step 6 - Place the new power steering pump -- Instructable step 7 - Press on the power steering pump pulley -- Instructable step 8 - Align the pulley and attach the belts -- Instructable step 9 - Flush and fill the power steering system 4) Cleanup -- Instructable step 10 - Cleanup
You'll need some tools to complete this task. Before you start, gather the necessary equipment -- you will not be able to use the car once you start the replacement! It is always a good idea to have a friend on call, or a second car available.
Power Steering pump (to replace defective pump)
Two (2) quarts power steering fluid or appropriate ATF (to flush and fill). More than 2 quarts if flushing the rack is desired.
Power Steering Pulley Puller set (to remove and attach the pulley). Some auto parts stores will loan the tool sets.
Open end wrench set (for use with puller set).
Leverage pipe or extension bar (in case the pulley is hardened on the spindle).
Drain pan (to drain & flush power steering system).
Wheel bearing grease for sliding pulley on the pump hub.
2' wood 1x2 for assistance with aligning the pulleys. Any straight tool will work fine -- a level, metal rod, wood, whatever.
Attach the arms of the crankshaft pulley removal tool over the pulley and tighten the tool to the pulley using the tool's supplied bolts. Continue to tighten the tool using the bolts until the crankshaft pulley is pulled off the crankshaft. auto zone rents out tools for the job.
remove belt, use a pulley puller to remove pulley. then a installation tool to put the new one on. should be available at a auto parts store. or a kit you can buy at "harbor freight" or at sears - craftsman.
Don't use a standard bearing puller it doesn't work and may damage the pulley. I went to a local parts store "Salvo" and they had a Ford Power Steering Pump Pulley puller. It works. It seems like you have to put as so much force into it that something would break, but no, it just starts to come off, worth all of the 17.00 I put into it.