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p.s. steering pump pulley questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TorkDSR, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. TorkDSR

    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    having issues. the bracket is made for my air compressor. and i need a double pulley for the PS pump. i cant get the old pulley off. the PS pump is believed to be from a 78. there is a allen head bolt in the end of the pulley. when i spin the bolt, the pump shaft spins, event though the pulley is held still.

    is there a trick to getting the bolt out?

    do i have to pull the pump outta the reservoir?]

    thanks
    Ryan
     
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    no bolt, you need to go to store and get a pulley puller, its a special puller you need
     
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    i have access to the pulley, i work at a parts store, i've also looked at the pump and there is a threaded hole with an allen bolt in it, this is before the pulley goes on, so i know its there. if there was no bolt, how would you get the new pulley tight enough when you switch/replace pumps /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif? the new pumps never come with pulleys. since they are not keyed the pulley would just spin on the shaft....

    ryan
     
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    its not bolted, its press fit, tight, the allen is part of the actual shaftof the pump... you need to get a p/s pulley puller installer kit
     
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    i'll give it a try, and may wind up appologizing tomorrow. but what keeps the pulley on other than press fit, makes no sense, how does the common guy press the pulley back on after he changes the pump....?

    ill grab the puller from work tomorrow...
    Ryan
     
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    to press them back on, you use the tool in the box with the new pump. it's basicly a bolt that threads into the shaft and you then run another nut and washer down the threads of the bolt til the pully is pressed on.

    Pressed fit is all there is. the old pulley is removed by using the power steering pulley puller which it sounds like you have.
    it grabs the pulley from the front collar and not the groove for the belt( you wouldn't believe how many chewed up ones I have seen from people using a 3 jaw puller on it,LOL

    -Jeremy
     
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    thanks guys, thats two to one...i will humbly remove the old pulley tomorrow /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Ryan
     
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    That pulley remover tool was sent strait from God. I wasted a lot of time trying to pull one off with a 3 jawed puller. Finnally got the right tool and it turns it into a joke.
     
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    and also if you try using anything else but the correct puller/installer tool kit then youll probably damage the pulley,

    not sure why ppl sometimes argue over something they know they arent doing correclty ?? or that they know they don't know enough about ??


    goodluck.
     
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    Autozone sells a "long" pulley puller. They also sell a kit that has a "short" pulley puller and a pulley installer. The kit is the one you want. You can use the short or the long style pullers but the short one is great for front wheel drive vehicles. I have used these and they work like F/M!!
     
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    Pull off, press on. The last one I did I used the puller made by Snap On. It was both the puller and installer in one tool. Worked great but I'm glad I wasn't the one who paid for it. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    deed is done...i was wrong.

    thanks guys
     
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    Good Deal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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