Power Steering Pump Replacement

Step by step guide on how to replace an automotive power steering pump. This articles pertains to most vehicles though configurations maybe slightly different depending on application. Chevy Suburban, Tahoe, 1500 Truck

Difficulty Scale: 5 of 10

Tolls and Supplies Needed

  • Ratchet set
  • Replacement power steering pump
  • Pulley removal tool
  • Pulley installation tool
  • Power steering fluid
  • Screw driver set
  • Wrench set
  • Safety eyewear and gloves

Begin with the car in park, on level ground and safely raised to access the power steering pump if required.

Step 1 - Once the vehicle is safely positioned, open the hood and remove the negative battery cable, this will avoid a short circuit while performing repairs.

Disconnecting Negative Cable

Step 2 - Loosen all fasteners and clamps to help remove the air intake and adjoining tubes.

Remove Clamps

Step 3 - After all fasteners and clamps are removed or loosened, grasp the air intake and remove it from the engine bay.

Removing Air Intake

Step 4 - Once the air intake has been removed loosen and remove the fan shroud mounting bolts.

Removing Fan Shroud Bolts



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Article first published (Updated 2013-10-09)