REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Remove the hoses at the pump and tape the openings shut to prevent contamination. Position the disconnected lines in a raised position to prevent leakage.
- Remove the pump belt. Remove the pump pulley, as required
- Loosen the retaining bolts and any braces, and remove the pump.
- Install the pump on the engine with the retaining bolt hand tight.
- Connect and tighten the hose fittings.
- Refill the pump with fluid and bleed by turning the pulley counterclockwise (viewed from the front). Stop the bleeding when air bubbles no longer appear.
- Install the pump belt on the pulley and adjust the tension.
- Fill the reservoir with power steering fluid.
The use of automatic transmission fluid in the power steering system is NOT recommended.
- Allow the reservoir and fluid to sit undisturbed for a few minutes.
- Start the engine, allow it to run for a moment, then turn it off.
- Check the reservoir fluid level and add fluid if necessary.
- Repeat the above steps until the fluid level stabilizes.
- Raise the front of the vehicle so that the wheels are off of the ground.
- Start the engine and increase the engine speed to about 1500 rpm.
- Turn the front wheels right to left (and back) several times, lightly contacting the wheel stops at the ends of travel.
- Check the reservoir fluid level. Add fluid as required.
- Repeat step 8 until the fluid level in the reservoir stabilizes.
- Lower the vehicle and repeat steps 8 and 9.