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Power steering pump

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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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NOTE: The content of this article / image reflects the changes called out by TSB: 05-02-32-004.

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