Ed bacon jr 2006-12-11 17:58:37
I have a 1991 Silverado 1500 and am trying to replace the power steering
pump. Can anyone provide insight as to how to remove the old one? It is
mounted to a cast bracket that is bolted to the engine block. One of the
bolts that holds the cast bracket is hidden behind the pump reservoir, and
the bolts that hold the pump to the bracket are hidden behind the power
steering pump pulley. Of course, the pump pully bolt is rusty and removing
the pulley while the pump is in the vehicle is turning out to be a
nightmare. Am I missing something here? It’s hard to imagine that this job
is that hard.
Ajeeperman 2006-12-11 18:16:52
it can be if the pully is bad.
But there is no other way.
I just replaced my fs bronco pump and was black and blue three days because
i did not remove the radiator shroud first.
be sure and line up the pully with the others when you use the bolt to pull
it back on., or your belt will jump off , or become shredded in days.
Shiden_kai 2006-12-11 18:36:32
There is no pump pulley retaining bolt, so I’m not sure what you
are referring to here. You have to use special tools to pull the
pump pulley off the shaft, and reinstall it. Once the pulley is off,
you already can see what need to be done….it’s fairly simple once
the pulley is off.