REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the high tension wire to the distributor.
- Tag and disconnect the air and return hoses at the pump.
- Drain the steering fluid from the reservoir tank. Disconnect the pressure tube from the pump.
- Push on the drive belt to hold the pump pulley in place, and remove the pulley set nut.
- Loosen the pump drive belt adjusting bolt, and remove the drive belt. Remove the pulley and woodruff key.
- Unbolt the pump mounting bolts, and remove the pump from the mounting bracket.
- Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the pump mounting bolts to 22-32 ft. lbs. (29-43 Nm). Adjust pump drive belt tension. Connect all hoses, and fill the power steering reservoir with Dexron®II or its equivalent. Bleed the power steering system (see below) and check for leaks.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Remove the fan shroud.
- Unfasten the nut from the center of the pump pulley.
Use the drive belt as a brake to keep the pulley from rotating.
- Withdraw the drive belt.
- Remove the pulley and the Woodruff key from the pump shaft.
- Detach the intake and outlet hoses from the pump reservoir.
Tie the hose ends up high so the fluid cannot flow out of them. Drain or plug the pump to prevent fluid leakage.
- Remove the bolt from the rear mounting brace.
- Remove the front bracket bolts and withdraw the pump.
Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. Note the following:
- Tighten the pump pulley mounting bolt to 25-39 ft. lbs. (33-52 Nm).
- Tighten the five outer mounting bolts on the lower crossmember to 154 ft. lbs. (208 Nm).
- Adjust the pump drive belt tension. The belt should deflect 0.13-0.93 inch (3.3-23.6mm) under thumb pressure applied midway between the air pump and the power steering pump.
- Fill the reservoir with DEXRON®II or its equivalent. Bleed the air from the system.
- Jack up the front end of the car and safely support it with jackstands.
- Check that the steering fluid is topped up to within the COLD LEVEL if cold, or the HOT LEVEL if the car has been running. Add fluid if necessary.
- Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from lock to lock fully three or four times with the engine at idle.
- Recheck the steering fluid level. Check that the fluid is not foamy or cloudy and does not rise over the maximum when the engine is stopped. With the engine running, the fluid should rise a maximum of 0.20 inch (5mm).
- Start the engine and let it idle. Turn the steering wheel from lock to lock two or three times.
- Lower the car to the ground. With the engine idling, turn the steering wheel from lock to lock several times. Center the steering wheel.
- The bleeding is complete if the oil level in the reservoir has not risen excessively and there is no foaming or clouding of the fluid. If excessive rise and/or foaming is noticed, repeat Step 6 until the fluid level and condition is correct.