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Stupid P/S steering pump...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fjleiter, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. fjleiter

    fjleiter 1/2 ton status

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    Finally have time to yank the motor and get ready to put the new one in and am stuck...

    How Do I get the power steering pump off the engine? Looks like all the bolts holding it on are either blocked by the brackets or the pulley! About ready to /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif the dang thing off if I didn't need to reuse it.
    (the old V-belt systems were so much easier....)

    (1990 K5 Blazer/ 350 gas)
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    You would be correct. The pulley does block the bolts. You'll have to pull it off with the correct puller to remove the pump.
     
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    Right again. I just did this and had to go to the auto parts store and get a p/s pulley puller. A regular jaw puller will only bend the pulley. With that it comes right off /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    when my pump went I stared at the thing for like an hour, then went to the autoparts store and they were having a sale on PS pulley puller. Kinda weird huh
     
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    Turns out I had a puller in my toolbox! (think most people call it a crowbar though). No time to rent a real puller and little patience so I tweaked it enough to sneak a wrench in. Figure I will replace the pulley when I re-assemble. (in a time crunch, need the crankshaft out of this motor for my new motor)
     

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