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The power steering resoivoir drains out after 1-2 hours

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Hi:

Check to see if you have a Power Steering hose leak ,Open Hood and Have someone inside turing Steering wheel back and Forth slow.While you have a Light and Locate your Leak.

Power Steering System is a Sealed System, Sounds like you have a Hole in 1-of your Power Steering Fluid Lines(Pressure) More that likely. or Return line.

If its leaking at the Pump where your hoses go in it might just be a Rubber Seal. But the most common problem is a Hose is Busted Open.

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3 things can be causing this. 1. The high pressure hose from the pump to the PS module or the return hose has a rupture, 2. The PS module has developed a leak itself. 3. If you are hearing a consistant whining noise out of the resevoir then it may have developed an internal leak via a seal or case.

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How to remove my power steering pump


hope this one help http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/maintenance/3322636
This instructable is designed into four main parts. Here's the outline:

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
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-- 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.

Equipment list:

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  • Power Steering Pulley Puller set (to remove and attach the pulley). Some auto parts stores will loan the tool sets.
  • Socket set.
  • 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.
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How do I get my power steering pump out of 2002 yukon


Hello walker_227,

Removal Procedure:

SPECIAL TOOLS: You will need a power steering pulley remover and installer tool, DO NOT USE A HAMMER.

1. Remove the power steering pulley.
2. Raise the vehicle.
3. Remove the oil pan skid plate from the vehicle, if equipped.
4. Place a drain pan under the vehicle.
5. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump from underneath the vehicle.
6. Lower the vehicle.
7. Remove the return hose from the power steering gearbox and the power steering pump.
8. Remove the bolt retaining the rear bracket to the engine.(See picture below)
9. Remove the bolts from the front of the pump.(See picture below)
10. Remove the pump from the vehicle.
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Installation Procedure:

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Power steering pump, broken, how to replace


Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

3.0L OHV (2 valve) Engine
(see Figures 1 and 2)

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Fig. 1: Power steering system-3.0L OHV (2-valve)

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Fig. 2: A few special tools are required to remove and install the pulley on the power steering pump
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  3. Remove the alternator.
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  5. Position a drain pan under the power steering pump underneath the vehicle. Disconnect the hydraulic pressure and return lines and allow to drain.
  6. Remove the idler pulley from the power steering pump support.
  7. Remove the bracket mounting bolt located under the belt tensioner mounting.
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To install:
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  3. Install the power steering pump/pump support and torque nuts/bolt to 17-24 ft. lbs. (23-32 Nm).
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My power steering resevoir was empty. I noticed it because my steering was suddenly stiff this morning. Nothing in my manual said anything about a particular type of PS fluid so I went to Walmart and...


You will have to look where it is leaking from and get it fixed. Running without power steering fluid will eventually burn you power steering pump out and yes if you power steering is that hard to turn when out of fliud, it is dangerous.

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Hello, to replace try this :

1. Rotate the belt tensioner clockwise using a ratchet and socket. Then slide the drive belt off the power steering pulley. Let the tensioner pulley carefully return to the original position without snapping back to prevent damage to internal components.


2. Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch power steering fluid after you remove the two hoses from the steering pump.


3. Detach the pressure hose from the steering pump by loosening the retaining nut with a flare wrench. Let the steering fluid drain into the drain pan.

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Remove PW steering hose


Hi,

The tools required are :-

  • Large crescent wrench
  • Small crescent wrench
  • Drain pan
  • Shop towel
A Generic Procedure ( This example is for Other brand but might help you, if needed ) is :-

Step 1

The power steering pump is located on the right fire wall of your vehicle. Place the drain pan directly under the power steering pump and use your small crescent wrench to open the drain plug by turning it counterclockwise until removed. Take care that the car has had time to cool so that you do not burn yourself with the hot fluid. Allow the fluid to drain until it is slowly dripping.

Step 2

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Step 3

Use your large crescent wrench to turn the bottom power steering line nut counterclockwise until free. Pull slightly upward and free the line from its seat. Both ends of the line will now come free and the line is removed.

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Can't provide pictures, but it's not hard to describe. You will need a normal set of metric sockets... a 13mm and a 17mm if I remember correctly. You will also need an adjustable wrench and screwdrivers. Don't forget lots of towels. The power steering pump is the lowest moving part on the engine. It's on the passenger side in front and to the left of the oil pan. It has two lines and a belt running two it.

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