Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Power Steering Pump

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Place a drain pan under the vehicle to catch any power steering fluid that is spilled.
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  5. Label, disconnect and plug the power steering hoses.
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  7. Remove the drive belt from the air conditioning compressor, if equipped.
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  9. Loosen the accessory drive belt tension and remove the belt.
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  11. Unfasten and remove the power steering pump from the engine.
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To install:
  1. Position the power steering pump on the engine and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 42-48 ft. lbs. (57-66 Nm).
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  3. Using new O-rings, connect the power steering hoses to the steering pump.
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  5. Install and tighten the hose clamp on the return hose. Tighten the banjo bolt on the pressure side to 36-51 ft. lbs. (49-69 Nm).
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Start the engine, then fill and bleed the power steering system.
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BLEEDING



  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
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  3. Check and add fluid to the reservoir, if necessary.
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  5. Turn the steering wheel quickly (all the way), right and left, just touching the stops. Continue turning the steering wheel until the fluid level in the reservoir no longer decreases.
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  7. Check the fluid level, and add fluid as required.
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  9. Start the engine and continue turning the steering wheel from right to left, lightly touching the stops until the fluid level in the reservoir no longer decreases.
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  11. Stop the engine and check the fluid level; add fluid as required.
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When bleeding the system, make sure the temperature of the fluid reaches 140-176°F (60-80°C).

  1. Repeat the steps until all of the air is bled from the system.
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  3. If the air cannot be bled from the system, turn and hold the steering wheel at each stop for at least 5 seconds, but never more than 15 seconds.
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