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How To Remove The Power Steering Pump

If you have ever experienced a power steering issue, then you know just how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to fix. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps you can take to remove the power steering pump without having to take your car into a mechanic. In this article, we will outline the steps you need to take in order to remove the power steering pump on your own and get back on the road as quickly as possible. Let’s get started!

How To Remove The Power Steering Pump

Before beginning, it is important to understand that the power steering pump must be completely removed in order to fix the vehicle. To remove the pump, there are a few steps that must be followed:
Disconnect the battery.
Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
Lift the vehicle and disconnect the hoses from the pump.
Remove the pump by unplugging it from the wiring harness and removing it from under the car

Tools You’ll Need

In order to remove the power steering pump, you’ll need a few tools. The most important tool is a pump removal tool, which can be found at most automotive parts stores. Other tools that may be helpful include a socket set, ratchet and extension bar, and aassortment of screwdrivers.

First, locate the power steering pump mount on the vehicle. This can be done by looking for either a stamped or welded metal bracket that holds the pump in place or by locating the three bolts that hold the pump in place. Once you have located the mount, remove it by removing the three bolts.

Next, install your pump removal tool onto the mounting bolt and use it to unscrew the pump from the mount. Be sure to use caution when unscrewing as there is often oil or hydraulic fluid present inside the pump housing and could cause injury if mishandled. Once the pump has been removed from its mount, store it safely away before beginning work on the vehicle.

If replacing the power steering pump is required, follow these steps:
1) Disconnect all electrical connectors from both the engine and power steering system. 2) Remove both air filters from both engine and power steering systems 3) Place a large drain pan beneath each component (engine coolant reservoir included). 4) Remove four bolts securing engine belt cover 5) Release six fan belts 6) Lift off cover exposing engine 7) Locate two hex nuts securing water pumps output

Preparation Steps

The first step in removing the power steering pump is to unlock the bolt that holds it in place. Next, use a prying tool to remove the pump. Finally, disconnect the hoses and unscrew the fittings.

Removal Process

If your vehicle’s power steering pump is failing, it’s time to replace it. The process of removing the power steering pump is straightforward and largely follows the same steps for most vehicles. However, there are a few specific steps you need to follow depending on the make and model of your vehicle.

First, remove the steering wheel. On most vehicles, this is done by unhooking the two lower screws on each side of the wheel. Once free, tilt the wheel forward and pull it off its mounts.

Next, locate the power steering reservoir beneath the car near where the engine normally sits. This can be a difficult task if you don’t have a clear view of underneath your vehicle. Locate either a large breaker bar or an impact wrench and place it over one end of the reservoir bolt. Twist gently until the bolt comes loose from its mountings. Be sure to wear gloves and protective eyewear when working with electrical equipment!

With the power steering reservoir free, carefully lift it out from under your car. If you have a hydraulic pressure relief valve attached to it, disconnect this now before moving on to step four. Otherwise, simply set it aside where it won’t get in your way later on.

Now that the power steering reservoir is out of the way, you can start work removing the inner workings of your pump assembly by loosening all six mounting bolts on each side using an 8mm wrench or

Notes and Tips

Notes and Tips:

If the power steering pump is not providing the necessary pressure to turn the wheels, it may need to be replaced. The procedure for removing the power steering pump is as follows:

1. Park your vehicle on a level surface.
2. Remove the serpentine belt by rotating it counterclockwise from the engine pulley. Do not remove it from the timing cover or drive belt tensioner.
3. Disconnect the battery cable.
4. Loosen the four bolts that secure the power steering pump to the bracket and remove it.
5. If there is any debris or corrosion on either side of the pump, clean them both with a wire brush before re-installing the pump onto the bracket. Be sure to seal all gaps around the pump with silicone or RTV grease before re-installing it onto the bracket.