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?
Thanks in advance for your time.