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I have a 2000 gmc safari. I am trying to change the power steering pump. I have one rear nut to get off but it is in such a position as to make it almost impossible to get a 15mm socket or wrench into. I have tried taking off the left wheel and accessing the area from there but to no joy. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • bksilzer Sep 08, 2010

    From the diagram listed there appears to be only one rear mounting nut. I was under they impression there was two?

  • bksilzer Sep 08, 2010

    From the diagram illustrated they are showing only one rear mounted nut. From what i see here there is a two? I have the one off already and the pump is still too hard to move.

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Check this procedure for Astro, Safari 1997-2005 Power Steering Pump - Removal & Installation

NOTE The following procedure requires the use of the GM Puller tool No. J-25034-B or equivalent, and the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety.
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly for access.
  3. Release tension and remove the drive belt.
  4. Remove the power steering pump pulley using a suitable puller tool.
  5. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts, then reposition the pump as necessary for access to the hoses.
  6. Position a fluid catch pan under the power steering pump.
  7. Remove the hoses from the power steering pump and drain the excess fluid into the catch pan.
    WARNING Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system contamination.
  8. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Pump pulley removal and installation


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    Fig. Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting


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    Fig. Typical power steering pump hose routing
To install:
  1. Position the pump to the vehicle, then uncap and connect the pump hoses.
  2. Install the steering pump to the retaining bracket, then secure using the retaining bolts. Tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  3. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
  4. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8. Refill the power steering reservoir and bleed the power steering system.
  9. Road test the vehicle, then check and top-off the power steering fluid.

Hope this helps.

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Looking to see haw difficult it is to change power steering pump.? any ideas Iam some what mechanicaly inclined


GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide
Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-2.5L engine

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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly mounting-early-model 4.3L engine

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Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley-1985-92 vehicles

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Fig. 4: Installing the power steering pump pulley

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Fig. 5: Pump pulley removal and installation-1993-96 vehicles

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Fig. 6: Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting-late-model 4.3L engines (1993-96 shown)

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Fig. 7: Typical power steering pump hose routing-1996 shown


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WARNING Be sure to cap all openings in the pump hydraulic system to prevent excessive fluid spillage and the possibility of system contamination.
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  1. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J-25033-B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
  2. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
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  13. Install the pump pulley using the GM Pulley Installer tool No. J–25033–B or equivalent. Press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump.
  14. Hand-tighten the pivot bolt, the adjusting bolt and the washer.
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Fig. 3: Removing the power steering pump pulley — 1985–92 vehicles

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