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Old 08 Nov 2012, 03:09 pm
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Angry Power steering pump

How difficult is it to remove and install a power steering pump looks like mine is going bad it's growling and it has a full reservoir of fluid.
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Old 08 Nov 2012, 03:16 pm
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Default Re: Power steering pump

try this instead. Power Steering Groan & Clogged Reservoir

mine groans in the morning. i keep meaning to try this.
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Old 08 Nov 2012, 03:27 pm
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if i had to change it, i would remove the belt, the 3 bolts from the back of the pump, disconnect the upper AC lines, remove the upper engine mount, and go from there...

ALLDATA PRO says it's a 2.4 hour job and to do all this:

PUMP REMOVAL

NOTE: Before proceeding, Refer to Service Precautions.

Siphon as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.




Remove the screws fastening the front fascia to the reinforcement as necessary in order to access the drive-belt splash shield forward fastener screw.
Remove the drive-belt splash shield fasteners. Remove the shield.
Remove the accessory drive-belt from the A/C compressor and power steering pump.




Remove the electrical connectors from the A/C compressor.
Remove the four bolts fastening the A/C compressor to the engine, then move the compressor toward the center of the vehicle, allowing the compressor to settle in place.






Remove the pressure hose from the pump in the following fashion:

Place a crowfoot wrench on a long extension onto the pressure hose tube nut at the pump.
Place a shop towel between the crowfoot and the pump pulley to avoid slipping and possibly damaging the pulley.
Unthread the tube nut from the pump.

Lower the vehicle.




Remove the grille from the front of the vehicle.
Remove the hood-opening weather-strip from across the radiator closure panel.




Remove the ambient temperature sensor from the radiator closure panel.




Remove the fasteners securing the upper radiator closure panel in place, then remove the panel.
Lift the cooling module out of its lower mounts and carefully move it toward the left side of the vehicle. It will move only a limited amount with the hoses still connected. Do not force it.

NOTE: For additional room, the right side bolts securing the lower radiator closure panel in front of the cooling module can be removed.




Using a bungee cord, tie the cooling module forward as shown. Be sure to attach the cord in a location that will not damage the vehicle. Do not over tighten the bungee cord. It just needs to hold the module forward.




Remove the clamp securing the supply hose to the power steering pump supply fitting, then remove the hose from the supply fitting.




Remove the three bolts securing the pump in place.
Remove the 2 bolts securing the stamped steel support bracket to the engine block. Remove the bracket.




Ease the cooling module forward, don't force it, and remove the power steering pump and pulley where shown.

INSTALLATION

Using a lint free towel, wipe clean the open power steering pressure hose end and the power steering pump port. Replace any used O-rings with new. Lubricate the O-ring with clean power steering fluid.
Ease the cooling module forward, don't force it, and install the power steering pump and pulley into its mounting area in the same fashion it was removed.
Place the pump in mounting position with the stamped steel support bracket behind it. Install the three bolts through the bracket and pump, into the threaded engine cover. Do not tighten the bolts at this time.
Install the two bolts fastening the bracket to the engine block. Tighten the two bolts to a torque of 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.).
Tighten the three pump mounting bolts previously installed to a torque of 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
Push the fluid supply hose onto the pump supply fitting. Expand the hose clamp and slide it over the hose and pump supply fitting. Secure the clamp once it is past the bead formed into the fluid reservoir fitting.

CAUTION: Make sure the supply hose is routed above the engine timing chain cover. The power steering fluid supply hose must remain clear of any unfriendly surface that can cause possible damage to it.

Raise the vehicle.
Thread the fluid pressure hose tube nut into the pump.
Using a crowfoot wrench on a long extension with a torque wrench, tighten the pressure hose tube nut at the power steering pump to a torque of 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.).
Install the four bolts fastening the A/C compressor to the engine. Tighten the mounting bolts to a torque of 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
Install the A/C compressor electrical connectors.
Install the A/C drive belt.
Install the drive-belt splash shield and fasteners.
Install the screws fastening the front fascia to the reinforcement.
Install the right front tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten the wheel mounting nuts to a torque of 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.).
Lower the vehicle.
Remove the bungee cord and move the cooling module back into is lower mounts.
If previously removed, install the right side bolts securing the lower radiator closure panel in front of the cooling module.
Install the radiator closure panel and fasten it in place.
Install the ambient temperature sensor on the radiator closure panel.
Install the hood-opening weather-strip across the radiator closure panel.
Install the grille on the front of the vehicle.
Perform the POWER STEERING PUMP INITIAL OPERATION to properly fill and bleed the power steering system.
Check for leaks.
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Old 08 Nov 2012, 04:33 pm
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Exclamation Re: Power steering pump

There's a possibility the there's a clog in the line some where because when i first herd the growl I put some fluid in they said to put in transmission fluid which is what the dealer recommends it had stopped for a bit but now its back and it's louder but when I checked the reservoir it's as full as I left it why could it be?????
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Default Re: Power steering pump

Have you ever changed the fluid?

Go buy about 3 qts of ATF. Disconnect the return line to the reservoir, rig up a section of hose into a bucket off the return line. Get a piece of line and push it onto the pump nipple you removed and crush it with a vice grip. This will prevent any fluid added from draining out.

Start the car and run it for 30 seconds. Refill the reservoir and repeat this process until you have pumped a few fresh qts of fluid thru the rack and pump. Then reattach the return line and top it off.

Bet your groaning rack and pump will be OK.

I change the PS fluid this way once a year. most people ignore the PS system and sometimes have to replace the rack or pump. A simple Turkey Baster fluid chagne a couple times a year can prevent this.
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