GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Place a suitable drain pan under the vehicle.
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  3. For the 5.7L engine, raise and safely support the vehicle, then drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
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  5. Remove the serpentine belt.
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  7. For the 5.7L engine, carefully lower the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the front air intake duct.
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  11. For the 5.7L engine, perform the following:
    1. Remove the alternator assembly.
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    3. Disconnect the radiator outlet hose from the engine.
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    5. Disconnect the heater inlet and outlet hoses from the water pump.
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    7. Remove the throttle body heater return from the heater outlet hose assembly.
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    9. Unfasten the power steering pump retaining bolts/screws.
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  13. For the 3.4L and 3.8L engines, perform the following:
    1. Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses from the power steering pump.
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    3. Use tool J 25034-B or equivalent pulley remover to remove the power steering pump pulley.
    4.  

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Fig. Fig. 1: You must use a special puller to remove the power steering pump pulley

  1. For the 5.7L engine, disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses from the power steering pump.
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  3. For the 3.4L engine, perform the following:
    1. Remove the power steering pump support by unfastening the retaining bolts/screws and nuts, then remove the support from the pump and brace.
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    3. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts/screws.
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  5. For the 3.8L engine, remove the power steering pump mounting nuts.
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Fig. Fig. 2: On the 3.4L engine the power steering pump and fluid reservoir are an integral assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting-3.8L engine



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Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering pump attachment-5.7L engine

  1. Remove the power steering pump assembly
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To install:
  1. On the 3.4L engine, perform the following:
    1. Position the pump to the brace, install the retaining bolts/screws and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Install the support to the pump and brace and hand-start the retaining nuts and bolts/screws. Tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    4.  

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  3. For the 3.8L engine, position the pump to the mounting studs and install the retaining nuts. Tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  5. For the 5.7L engine, connect the inlet and reservoir hoses to the pump.
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  7. For the 3.4L engine, perform the following:
    1. Install the pulley to the power steering pump using tool J 25033-B or equivalent pulley installer. The face of the pulley hub must be flush with the end of the pump shaft before applying load to the hub.
    2.  
    3. Connect the inlet and outlet hoses to the power steering pump.
    4.  

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  9. For the 5.7L engine, perform the following:
    1. Position the pump to the bracket and install the retaining bolts/screws. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Connect the throttle body heater return hose to the heater outlet hose.
    4.  
    5. Attach the heater inlet and outlet hoses to the water pump.
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    7. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the engine.
    8.  
    9. Install the alternator.
    10.  

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  11. Install the front air intake duct.
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  13. For the 5.7L engine, raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  15. Install the serpentine belt.
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  17. For the 5.7L engine, carefully lower the vehicle and refill the cooling system.
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  19. Refill and bleed the power steering system.
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BLEEDING



See Figures 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

  1. Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid. Allow the reservoir and fluid to sit undisturbed for a few minutes.
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  3. Make sure the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
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  5. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle with jackstands.
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  7. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, until you contact the stops.
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  9. Fill the power steering reservoir to the FULL COLD level and leave the cap off.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the power steering reservoir cap



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Fig. Fig. 6: Fill the power steering reservoir to the FULL COLD level

  1. With an assistant checking the fluid level and condition, turn the steering wheel right to left, lightly contacting the stops, at least 20 times. Keep the fluid level at FULL COLD.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Check the fluid level and make sure it stays at FULL COLD



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Fig. Fig. 8: Power steering system bleeding procedure

If there is any air trapped in the system, it may overflow, so make sure to thoroughly clean any spilled fluid. If any air bubbles present, check the connections, then repeat the previous step.

  1. Start the engine. With the engine idling, keep the fluid at the same level. Install the reservoir cap.
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  3. Return the wheels to the center, straight ahead position. Carefully lower the vehicle to the ground.
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  5. Keep the engine running for 2 minutes.
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  7. Turn the steering wheel in both directions. Make sure the following conditions exist:

    Smooth power assist
     
    Noiseless operation
     
    Proper fluid level
     
    No leaks in the system
     
    No bubbles, foam or discoloration in the fluid
     

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