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How To Remove The Power Steering Pulley

If you’ve ever had to remove the power steering pulley on a car, you know it can be a pain. The pulley is held on by several bolts and can be a real struggle to remove. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove the pulley without any fuss or drama. We’ll also provide some tips on how to keep your car running smoothly after the job is done.


If you’re experiencing decreased power steering, there’s a good chance the pulley is causing the issue. Pulleys are essential components of your car’s power steering system, and if they become worn or damaged, they can cause decreased power and ultimately require replacement. Follow these steps to remove the power steering pulley: Tighten the bolts that hold the pulley in place. If the pulley is rusted in place, you may need to use a wire brush to clean it before tightening the bolts. Place a jack under the car and raise it until it’s level with the axle. Loosen one of the two bolts that hold the pump hub to the transmission shaft. Use a 10mm wrench to loosen this bolt while holding onto the pump hub with your other hand. Keep hold of both parts as you twist them counterclockwise until they fall off of their respective mounts. Carefully lower down the vehicle so that these parts land on either side of the transmission shaft. Remove the old pulley by gently pulling it off its spindle and placing it on an old towel so that any debris doesn’t get ground into your new pulley. If your car has multiple pulleys, repeat steps 2-5 for each one until all of them have been replaced. Replace the pump hub by reinserting it into its mount and screwing in both bolts. Once tightened, test your power steering by turning your wheel from side-to-side–the easier it is to turn,the better


If you have a power steering problem and the pulley is not the source, you may need to remove the whole assembly. Here’s how:

1. Locate and remove the four bolts that secure the power steering pump to the transmission.
2. Disconnect both hoses from the pump.
3. Remove the pump by pulling it out of its housing.
4. Carefully inspect the seals around the shaft of the pump for wear or damage. If there are any problems, replace them as necessary.
5. Reconnect both hoses to the new pump and reinstall all four bolts, torque them to 36 ft-lb (45 Nm).

Cleaning and Reinstallation

If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, you will need to remove the power steering pulley in order to clean it. First, remove the bolts that hold the power steering pump in place and then disconnect the hoses. Next, use a wire brush to clean any debris or build-up from the pulley. Finally, replace the pulley and tighten all of the bolts.