GM Firebird 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. 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.
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  3. Remove the pump belt.
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  5. Loosen the retaining bolts and any braces, and remove the pump.
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  7. Install the pump on the engine with the retaining bolt hand-tight.
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  9. Connect and tighten the hose fittings.
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  11. 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.
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  13. Install the pump belt on the pulley and adjust the tension.
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BLEEDING



  1. Fill the fluid reservoir.
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  3. Let the fluid stand undisturbed for two minutes, then crank the engine for about two seconds. Refill the reservoir if necessary.
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  5. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 above until the fluid level remains constant after cranking the engine.
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  7. Raise the front of the car until the wheels are off the ground, then start the engine. Increase the engine speed to about 1,500 rpm.
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  9. Turn the wheels to the left and right, checking the fluid level and refilling if necessary.
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