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Power steering pump

How hard is it to replace?

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Not too hard if you have some tools.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the power steering pump pulley (3A733). Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Place a drain pan under the power steering pump (3A674).
  1. Remove the power steering pressure hose bolt from the power steering pump. Place the power steering pressure hose (3A719) up and out of the way.
  2. Remove the two power steering reservoir pump hose bolts. Place the power steering reservoir pump hose up and out of the way.
  3. Remove the three front power steering pump bolts.
    1. Remove the rear power steering pump bolt.
    1. Remove the power steering pump from the vehicle.

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3.8L VIN 2

Power Steering Pump: Service and Repair
Power Steering Pump Replacement
NOTE: The content of this article / image reflects the changes called out by TSB: 05-02-32-004.

Power Steering Pump Replacement
Removal Procedure
1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
5. Disconnect the power steering return hose from the power steering pump.
6. Disconnect the harness connector (4) from the power steering pump (1).
7. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
8. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
9. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
10. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
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1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
2. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
3. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
4. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
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