I was not able to in my '96 Suburban. There are four or five bolts and
nuts holding the large bracket to the engine, including one behind the
power steering pump on the side of the block.
Does anyone know the trick for removing the power steering pump
Yep, Buy or rent the proper puller. Many parts stores have tool "rental"
or loaners available. Most of them "sell" you the tool at full price,
then when you bring it back undamaged they hand you back your money.
The proper tool allows you to pull the pulley of in about 30 seconds.
OK, for the record, the large aluminum bracket did need to be removed from
the engine. To do this:
1. remove the top half of the fan shroud
2. remove the serpentine belt
3. remove the AC compressor from the bracket. No need to break the
4. remove the five bolts and nuts from the front of the bracket (three that
you can see, two on the bottom you have to feel for)
5. loosen the nut on the rear of the pump near the exhaust manifold.
6. the fan needs to come off to allow the bracket to come off the stud. You
need to buy or make the tool to hold the pulley while the fan is unscrewed
Pull the bracket off the stud and lay the assembly back side up and replace
Reverse 1 thru 6 above, refill the pump reservoire and that's it (well that
and an hour and a half of your time)
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