Power Steering Pulley Removal
- Place vehicle on level ground and adjust the gear selector to park (standard transmission in gear)
- Allow engine to cool
- Apply parking brake
- Open hood
- Disconnect battery
Power Steering Pulley Removal Tool
Removing Power Steering Pulley Step 3 - When the tool starts working you will here a "pop" informing you the pulley has started moving. Continue this action until the pulley becomes free of the pump input shaft. Once repairs have been made and the pulley needs to be re-installed' it's best to first warm the pulley to about 120 degrees F.
Checking Pulley Temperature Step 4 - Make sure the shaft the pulley will be installed on is clean from rust and nicks, this will make the installation processes more difficult. If debris is present use a small piece of sandpaper to smooth out the surface before installation. DO NOT LUBRICATE THE SHAFT OR PULLEY. If grease or oil is present clean thoroughly before installation. Anything but a clean surface can cause the pulley to slip which would create a failure.
Clean Power Steering Pump Input Shaft Step 5 - Once the desired temperature has been achieved gently align the pulley onto the shaft. Gently spinning the pulley will ensure a "square mount" which will start the correct alignment before the installing.
Installing Power Steering Pulley Step 6 - By turning the pulley you can take the wobble out which indicates the pulley is square. Next connect the installation tool to the front of the pump input shaft.
Power Steering Installation Tool Step 7 - Once the installation is inserted tighten the collar against the pulley. Then continue tightening with wrenches and a ratchet.
Using Pulley Installation Tool Step 8 - Continue to tighten the tool until the pulley is completely installed which means it needs to be flush with the pump input shaft.
Install Pulley Flush with Input Shaft Helpful Information Once the pulley is flush with the input shaft the installation is complete. Reassemble as needed and re-install the serpentine belt. Tools Needed to Complete the Job
- Wrench set
- Socket set
- Safety gloves
- Power steering pulley removal and installation tool
- Check the power steering fluid level when the job is complete
- Inspect serpentine belt and replace as needed.