REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Position a drain pan under the power steering pump.
- Tag and disconnect the hoses from the pump.
- Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
- Install a suitable puller tool onto the power steering pump pulley, and remove the pulley.
- Remove the power steering pump-to-bracket bolts and, if installed, the rear brace, then remove the pump.
- Position the pump to the vehicle and secure using the retaining bolts and, if equipped, the rear brace.
- Use a pulley installer to press the drive pulley onto the power steering pump. Check that the pulley is flush within 0.010 in. (0.25mm) of the shaft end.
- Install the drive belt and adjust the tension (as applicable).
Be sure to secure any hoses which may get in the way or rub other components.
- Connect the feed and return hoses to the pump.
- Properly refill and bleed the power steering system.
- Test drive the vehicle.
- Fill the steering reservoir to the proper Cold level.
- Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
- Turn the engine OFF and check the fluid level. If necessary, fill the reservoir to the proper level.
- Run the engine and turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock (both directions) 3-4 times; don't hold the wheel at a lock position for more than 5 seconds or fluid temperature will rise.
- Return the steering wheel to center, turn the engine OFF and allow the fluid to sit for 5 minutes before adding.
- If necessary, repeat the bleeding procedure until the air bubbles are removed from the system.
- Fill the system to the proper level when finished.