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How to remove Powersteering/Alternator bracket on 89?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    How do you remove the whole aluminum bracket that holds the alternator and power steering bracket? One of the bolts for the bracket is directly behind the power steering pump. Not only can I not get on the bolt but even if I could it wouldn't turn out.
     
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    yeh, youll have to pull the pulley on the ps pump to get it off. Be sure you get the correct tool to pull it, not a jaw type puller. The right tool, utilizes that little ring around the shaft on the pulley.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    yeah I just went and got the proper puller.
     
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    That is one thing I hate about the tbi motors when you have to replace the header gaskets. You have to pull the power steering pump off every time.
     
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    That is one thing I hate about the tbi motors when you have to replace the header gaskets. You have to pull the power steering pump off every time.

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    I just swapped headers and didn't have to touch anything on the front of the engine in my 89 p/u.... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  6. sled_dog

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    as far as I can tell you'd have to pull the power steering bracket off if you wanted to replace the header gaskets. There needs to be a spacer sandwiched between the header and the power steering bracket. Could be remedied by replacing the stud with a bolt though.
     
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    as far as I can tell you'd have to pull the power steering bracket off if you wanted to replace the header gaskets. There needs to be a spacer sandwiched between the header and the power steering bracket. Could be remedied by replacing the stud with a bolt though.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif I'll try and get a pic of my set-up and post it. I think that mount may have been hacked off by my friend, the PO... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif But it still work and doesn't flex. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yeah the aluminum bracket is pretty stiff but I'm not in the habit of cutting off added support when its already there.
     
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    Maybe thats the difference and I didn't pick it up in the earlier post... My bracket isn't aluminum.. The bracket is all steel.... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    my serpentine brackets are big aluminum pieces, every setup I've seen is /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Hhmmm.... This is the second bracket I've had that was steel and haven't seen an aluminum one. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I'll get a pic in a little while..
     
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    One thing I was thinking while I was out.... You have a BBC dont you? I have pics of mine and will post'em.. My power steering bracket has been cut so it is not bolted to the header.
     
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    The big bracket is aluminum the bracket that goes from the alternator and aluminum bracket to the manifold is steel.
     
  14. Emmettology 101

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    Hmmm.. Haven't seen one like that.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Here's mine..

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    Passenger side:
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    I think the early ones were steel. Mine is out of an '88 and the brackets are steel. Made it nice when I mounted the York next to the alternator, as I could weld tabs off my steel brackets for the mount.
     
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    And something I didn't catch with my pictures is that my alt is mounted up high next to the idler arm...
     

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