LaCrosse 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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3.6L Engine



  1. Place a drain pan under the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  5. Turn the steering wheel to the right in order to allow clearance to remove the pump.
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  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the right front tire and wheel.
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  11. Disconnect the power steering pump inlet hose and pressure hose from the power steering pump.
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  13. Remove the power steering pump mounting bolts.
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  15. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
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  17. Cap the power steering pump fittings and hoses to prevent contamination.
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  19. Remove the power steering pump pulley.
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To install:

  1. Install the power steering pump pulley.
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  3. Remove the caps from the power steering pump fittings and hoses.
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  5. Position the power steering pump on the engine.
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  7. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts. HAND TIGHTEN ONLY.
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  9. Tighten the front mounting bolt and then the rear to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  11. Clean the material from the power steering pressure hose and install a new seal.
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  13. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  15. Connect the power steering reservoir outlet hose to the power steering pump.
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  17. Install the right front tire and wheel.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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  21. Install the accessory drive belt.
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  23. Remove the drain pan from under the vehicle.
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  25. Bleed the power steering system.
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  27. Inspect the system for leaks.
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3.8L Engine



  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose and return from the power steering pump.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the harness connector from the power steering pump.
  10.  
  11. Remove the power steering mounting bolts from the power steering pump.
  12.  
  13. Remove the power steering pump from the engine.
  14.  
  15. Remove the power steering pump pulley from the power steering pump.
  16.  
  17. Remove the power steering pump reservoir from the power steering pump.
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To install:

  1. Install the power steering pump reservoir to the power steering pump.
  2.  
  3. Install the power steering pump pulley to the power steering pump.
  4.  
  5. Position the power steering pump to the engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the power steering pump mounting bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
  10.  
  11. Install the harness connector to the power steering pump.
  12.  
  13. Install the accessory drive belt.
  14.  
  15. Fill the power steering system with fluid.
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  17. Bleed the power steering system.
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  19. Operate the power steering system and inspect for power steering system leaks.
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