GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Power steering pump mounting-2.2L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the power steering pump-2.3L/2.4L engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use these tools to remove and install the pulley from the pump assembly-2.2L engine only

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the serpentine belt (2.2L engine only).
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  5. Disconnect and cap the lines at the pump.
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  7. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the pump.
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To install:
  1. On the 2.2L engine, if the pump is being replaced, transfer the pulley to the new pump. Use J-25034-B or equivalent pulley remover with J-37609 or equivalent shaft adapter to remove the pulley. Use J-36015 or equivalent pulley installer to install the pulley.
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  3. Install the pump.
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  5. Tighten the mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  7. Uncap and connect the lines to the power steering pump and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  9. Install the belt.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Fill the pump with fluid and bleed air from the power steering system.
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  15. Road test the vehicle and verify no leaks.
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BLEEDING



See Figure 4



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Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering bleed procedure

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle and support safely. This will minimize steering effort. Fill the power steering pump reservoir with the appropriate type of power steering fluid.
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  3. With the engine off, keep the reservoir full as an assistant turns the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times. Stop with the steering system at one lock.
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  5. Start the engine and allow it to idle. Turn the wheel from lock-to-lock several times. Note the amount of air bubbles in the fluid. Repeat the procedure until no more air bubbles appear.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Torque Specifications

 
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