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Power steering how do you change the power steering pump 89 chavy i cant get the bolt to break free in the center wondering if you have a easy way of doing it

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Hi Domar82,

Stubborn bolts off? Very carefully, with finesse and the slow steady application of force through leverage.

I busted a bolt on my pump and believe me, that was a can of worms I wish I didn't open. Since then I stopped 'bulling' my way through and developed a successful technique.

Get some penetrating oil (usually a little squeeze can with a nozzle) and apply it to the bolt. Depending on the location, this may be difficult. I've used a straw to target those hard to get areas. Just put the straw over the nozzle.

The fact that it's Summer (warm) will help. The oil will penetrate further and the bolt will be less brittle and apt to break. When the oil seems to be drying up add a little more. Let it get in there.

Tools you'll need:

  • Socket - 3/4" drive, 6 sided the EXACT size of the bolt (you want to avoid stripping too)
  • 3/4" breaker bar or heavy ratchet (w/ extension if necessary)
  • Pipe - 1"-2" bore, 3-4 feet long, no limit really, the longer the better. I've used eight footers. The bolts don't stand a chance. Needs to be able to fit over the handle of the ratchet/breaker bar and fit in the workspace available (under the hood).
Now your ready.
  • Get yourself in a steady position where you can pull the ratchet to you and still keep the socket squarely on the bolt. When it does free up, it can be sudden. Be prepared for this. Be safe. Avoid falling, or hitting yourself with the pipe.
  • Get the socket on the bolt.
  • Put the pipe over the handle
  • This is where the finesse comes in. Pull slowly from the end of the pipe. Don't **** it. At first, don't use all your strength. Your getting a feel for it.
  • If it doesn't come loose with a moderate application of force, put some more oil on it. Wait 5-10 minutes.
  • Try it again, a little more force. This time, rock it. Go the other way, like your trying to tighten it but go easy. The idea is to get it to move. Once it does, your home free.
  • Now loosen it. From the end of the pipe slowly pull harder until the bolt comes free.
Using the pipe for leverage increases the force you can apply many times over. If it hasn't been welded, it WILL come loose.

Keeping the socket on target is key. If the socket has a good bite on the bolt, this will work every time.

It sounded like you have removing the pump under control. It was just the stubborn bolt that was the problem. If you need anything else, click on the ASK button.

If this response 'Fix'ed ya' , I'd appreciate it if you took a second to rate it.

Now go get that pump off

Mike

This should handle it

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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Belt tension is very important, as a belt that is too tight will put too much stress on the bearings of the components it drives, causing them to wear out prematurely. A belt that is too loose will slip, causing (1) the belt to wear out quickly due to friction heat, and (2) inefficient alternator, air pump, cooling fan or air conditioner operation because much of the turning power supplied by the main drive pulley is lost.
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See Figures 1, 2 and 3
To adjust belts, first locate the mounting bolt on the air pump or alternator (each has its own belt and adjusts to permit that belt to be tensioned correctly). This bolt attaches the unit to the engine and has a nut on the end. Put a wrench on either end and loosen the bolt until there is practically no tension on it. Then, loosen the adjusting bolt, which is located on the opposite side of the unit and which passes through a slot. Pull the alternator or air pump away from the engine and tighten the adjusting bolt just enough to hold the unit while you check tension. Repeat the adjustment procedure until the belt deflects the proper amount, then fully tighten the adjusting and mounting bolts. Avoid too much belt tension or overtightening of bolts. A new belt should be tensioned just slightly more (about 0.4 in. or 10mm deflection) and checked after several hundred miles of operation to make sure that tension is still adequate. (Tension is lost very rapidly until a new belt is broken in.)


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Fig. Fig. 1: Some engines utilize an idler pulley with a locknut at its center


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Fig. Fig. 2: After loosening the idler adjuster locknut, turn the adjusting bolt clockwise to increase belt tension or counterclockwise to decrease it


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Fig. Fig. 3: On some GLC engines equipped with power steering, the pump pulley uses a slotted adjusting bar, adjusting bolt and locknut to adjust belt tension
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On models where the idler pulley has a locknut at its center, simply loosen the locknut, then turn the adjusting bolt clockwise to increase belt tension or counterclockwise to decrease it or remove the belt. Do not forget to retighten the locknut when tension is correct, or vibration may cause it to fall off. Recheck the tension with the locknut tightened and readjust if necessary.
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See Figures 4, 5 and 6
The RX-7 may be equipped with as many as three or four separate drive belts. The belts are arranged at the front of the engine and drive the cooling fan/water pump, alternator, power steering pump, emission control air pump and air conditioner compressor (if so equipped).


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Fig. Fig. 4: Checking belt tension on 1979-85 RX-7
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Fig. Fig. 5: Checking belt tension on 1986-89 RX-7


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Fig. Fig. 6: RX-7 belt deflection limits
Use the following appropriate procedure and illustration to make drive belt adjustment(s).
ALTERNATOR AND AIR PUMP
See Figure 7

  1. Slightly loosen the stationary pivot bolt on the alternator or air pump.
  2. Loosen the adjusting bolt.
  3. Using a piece of wood (tool handle, etc.) as a prybar, move the alternator or air pump outward or inward until the proper deflection is obtained.



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Fig. Fig. 7: Adjusting alternator drive belt tension on 1986-89 RX-7
When prying on the alternator or air pump, make sure the prybar is anchored against the engine case and not against a component (distributor cap, etc.) which could break.

  1. Tighten the adjusting bolt. Remove the prybar and tighten the pivot bolt.

AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR AND POWER STEERING PUMP
See Figures 8 and 9
  1. Loosen the locknut on the idler pulley, if so equipped.
  2. Turn the adjusting bolt until the proper tension is reached.



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Fig. Fig. 8: Adjusting air conditioning compressor drive belt tension on 1986-89 RX-7

  1. Tighten the locknut and recheck the belt tension.



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Fig. Fig. 9: Adjusting power steering pump drive belt tension on 1986-89 RX-7


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