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Old 07 Feb 2011, 01:58 pm
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Default Trouble while replacing power steering pump

Hi While replacing the power steering pump on my 03 Cruiser we ran into a slight delay. The inlet valve on the old pump won't come off and the new one didn't come with one. Local parts stores don't have the part and can't even order it. Local pick a part yards don't either. So my question is.... Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to remove the part from the old pump. Already tried the spray to loosen it, and whacking it, and hairdryer won't heat it enough either.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 02:50 pm
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Default Re: Trouble while replacing power steering pump

pick up a propane or butane torch. they're cheap enough at lowes or homedepot (probably less than $30). i needed one to remove my oil drain plug. worked wonders.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 03:45 pm
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Thanks, I decided to go to closest repair shop and have them take it off with a torque wrench.
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Old 07 Feb 2011, 03:52 pm
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you mean a pneumatic (air) wrench? if so , ya, that'll do the trick.
i have one but for some reason my brain keeps telling me it's strictly for wheel removal. too many times i've gone to other methods for bolt removal without even contemplating the use of air tools.

sometimes i feel like the straw man from the wizard of oz.
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