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I am changing the high pressure power steering 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Removing the fitting from the pump is easy. I found that removing the Coolant reservoir and the plastic shroud that protects electrical wires from the S. belt and pulleys makes it easier to remove the mounting bracket down below. It is the fitting that attaches to the steering column is where the difficulties are. I found that by removing the air box and flex tube to the throttle body helped me gain limited access to the fitting. you can us a "crows foot" (18mm I believe) a short extension and a ratchet may be the answer to reaching the fitting. A stubby 18mm box wrench may work too, but its pretty tight in there. Hope this helped Tim

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I am changing the high pressure power steering hose on a 95 6cyl Cutlass ciera 4dr. Any tricks or tips to make it easier? thinkin bout lifting the engine a couple inches


Removing the fitting from the pump is easy. I found that removing the Coolant reservoir and the plastic shroud that protects electrical wires from the S. belt and pulleys makes it easier to remove the mounting bracket down below. It is the fitting that attaches to the steering column is where the difficulties are. I found that by removing the air box and flex tube to the throttle body helped me gain limited access to the fitting. you can us a "crows foot" (18mm I believe) a short extension and a ratchet may be the answer to reaching the fitting. A stubby 18mm box wrench may work too, but its pretty tight in there. Hope this helped Tim

Apr 24, 2011 | 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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2005 Jeep Liberty overheats at idle but while in movement temp returns to normal.


Check to see if the fan on the radiator is working at idle.

Here's information on how to change the fan if needed:

Engine Cooling Fan Removal & Installation 2.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the coolant bottle and set aside.
  2. Remove the power steering reservoir and set aside.
  3. Disconnect the cooling fan connector.
  4. Remove the cooling fan mounting screws and the cooling fan.
To Install:
  1. Install the cooling fan and the mounting screws. Tighten to 50 in-lb (5.5 Nm).
  2. Connect the cooling fan connector.
  3. Install the power steering reservoir.
  4. Install the coolant bottle.
3.7L Engine To Remove:
NOTE: If the fan blade is bent, warped, cracked or damaged in any way, it must be replaced ONLY with a replacement fan blade. DO NOT attempt to repair a damaged fan blade.
NOTE: For 3.7L Heavy Duty/Max Cool/Trailer Tow cooling package, the viscous fan cannot be removed separate from the shroud. Both fan and shroud must be removed together.
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Using special tool #6958 spanner wrench and #8346 adapters, remove the viscous fan from the water pump.
  3. Gently lay fan into shroud.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector for the electric fan, then disconnect connector from shroud.
  5. Remove the two fan shroud mounting bolts connecting the fan shroud to the radiator.
  6. Remove the shroud and fan from the vehicle.
To Install:
  1. Install fan shroud assembly into the vehicle. Tighten fan shroud to radiator bolts to 50 in-lb (5.5 Nm).
  2. Install shroud mounting bolts tighten bolts to 89 in-lb (10 Nm).
  3. Connect fan motor wire connector to harness connector, and attach connector to shroud.
  4. Connect negative battery cable.
  5. Start engine and check fan operation.

Aug 31, 2010 | 2005 Jeep Liberty

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Winscreen washer failure


Before you change the pump make sure it is not something as simple as a fuse replacement. I was told that if the wipers still function then the system fuse (usually a 30A fuse) was not blown.

Here is step by step to get at washer pump

1. Remove drivers side front wheel 2. Remove inside fender wheel well covering (about six to eight screws) 3. Upon removing cover you will note to left of wheel the plastic washer reservoir. Located behind this reservoir are the pumps. 4. Unscrew reservoir bolts and pull reservoir loose from grommet at top of fill container. Also at this time you can now disconnect the water level sensor plug that plugs in to the left side of the reservoir 5. Pull reservoir out and you can now locate pumps. If the pumps are bad, this is an easy fix of disconnecting the electrical connects, disconnecting the water lines and pulling th pump out of the reservoir fitting. 6. Replace new motors and reassemble in reverse order.

Nov 04, 2009 | 1998 Audi A4

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code 1481


SOMETIMES THE WIRING HARNESS GET DAMAGED WHEN FAN REMOVED. GM HAS BULLETIN TO REPLACE COOLING FAN WIRING HARNESS PART# 89024920
Harness Assembly, Engine Cooling Fan Wiring
  1. Place the cooling fan assembly on a bench.
  2. Disconnect the harness electrical connector from the cooling fan clutch.
  3. Remove the harness from the plastic guide while feeding the wires out of the slot.
  4. Before installing the new harness, wrap the affected area on the wires with electrical tape to keep the protective sleeve in place. Be sure to keep the tape approximately 25 mm (1 in) away from the connector so the wires can be fed into the slot.
  5. Feed the wires into the slot and install the harness to the plastic guide.
  6. Connect the harness electrical connector to the cooling fan clutch.
  7. Install the cooling fan. Refer to the Cooling Fan and Shroud Replacement procedure in the Engine Cooling sub-section of SI.

Nov 25, 2008 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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