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Old 03-06-2019, 08:21 PM
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Power Steering Pump

My power steering pump is leaking. What is the best procedure to remove it. I saw some video on YOUTUBE. I am having trouble removing the pump pulley. Some info states to put a pry bar-screw driver thru
pulley opening . But I have not had success with that due to fact that I cannot get the pry bar to stabilize behind the pulley.
It seems best to remove the pulley to gain access to the mounting bolts. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:02 PM
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Oy I know the difficulty of the pump there a bolt behind the pump which you literally have to get under the car and look and you have to loosen that before you start
loosening the bracket tensioner because I had trouble and bent the tensioner bolt which I didnít know about the bolt back of the pump body
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Are you sure it's not the return hose at the connection or HP hose (leaking under the foam)? It's pretty rare for the pump to go bad.
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Originally Posted by Leo Julian View Post
My power steering pump is leaking. What is the best procedure to remove it. I saw some video on YOUTUBE. I am having trouble removing the pump pulley. Some info states to put a pry bar-screw driver thru
pulley opening . But I have not had success with that due to fact that I cannot get the pry bar to stabilize behind the pulley.
It seems best to remove the pulley to gain access to the mounting bolts. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Thanks
Do not remove the pulley you don't have to.

This is not worth doing yourself if your not experience in this type of thing .You will regret working on it to save a few bucks.

The two above are right it may not be leaking. And you have to go from the bottom to get the long bolt.
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