Anyone have experience removing the power steering pump bracket on a 1990
Chevy K1500? I am trying to install headers on my truck but the power
steering pump bracket on the driver's side blocks the removal of the
Do you have to remove the whole pump to move that bracket or can the bracket
be removed some other way (only have a Hayne's manual that is no help!)
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
According the the directions that came with both of my Gibson and JBA
headers, that bracket has to be cut in two unless the power steering
pump is yanked. Cut specifically at the top of the concave arc of the
bracket. I used a Sawzall with a metal-cutting blade, which ended up
breaking, and then a hacksaw to finish it off. Once you install the
headers you can weld the two bracket pieces back together, leave the
pieces separate (as I have done temporarily), or buy and install a new
bracket when the headers are installed.
If you have access to a power steering pump puller you could pull it and
leave the bracket be. That's all I could think of hope this helps.
Been a while since I did this on mine, but I think the pump is bolted to the
bracket and then the pump/bracket are bolted to the main aluminum bracket.
I could be wrong, but I think this is how my '90 K1500 was.
On the note of your headers, I had to make a spacer for mine. I still have
a decent photo of it that shows the headers installed, power steering pump
bracket and spacer I mentioned. If the email address in your post is not
valid and you want to see a photo, drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll get it for you there. Otherwise, I'll try to send it to the email
in your post.
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