Chevy Astro - Power Steering Pump / Power Brakes

Hello,
Caught an older post by shiden_kai about this topic.
Last night the PS and PB failed at the same time, luckily, I was coming home up the driveway.
Determined, from shiden_kai's post that the PS pump had indeed failed. Got a replacement for the '00 Astro and proceeded to remove the old one. Pully and shaft pull out of the housing so removing the bolts that mount the unit, well at least three of them, there must be more.
Anyhow, it dawned on me that I have no idea how I am going to get the pump out of the engine compartment. Even without the pulley, I can't seem to see how this unit is suppposed to be removed.
I have an AWD unit, so that seems to make a real mess of things. Wondering if there is anyone out there who can tell me what steps I should go through to remove this pump.
Was considering leaving the hoses on the unit and removing them from the brake booster to keep from having too much fluid running down on my head. It seems that they must have had this in mind since I can't get to the nuts on the hose fittings when the pump is installed.
Went to various book stores and auto parts stores and nobody seems to have a manual for this year and the AWD configuration.
Can anybody out there help?
shiden_kai ?
Thanks in advance for your time.
Chip
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"wachobc" wrote

First of all, pull the upper fan shroud, the fan itself, and then the lower fan shroud out of the way. Once you have these items out, you have a whole lot more room. There are 3 bolts that hold the pump to the aluminum bracket, and one nut around the back of the pump. Remove the hydraulic lines at the pump and it should just drop out of there.
Ian
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Shiden_Kai,
Thanks for your insight. I was wondering if the fan and the shroud needed to be removed... I was hoping that the radiator didn't need removing as well.
This group sure is a great resource,
Chip
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