2006 Chevy Impala removing power steering pump

Tiny
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2006 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 69,000 miles

I have remove belt and the 3 bolts and lines. Pump is lose but will not come out. Do I have to take more off the motor?

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 AT 7:58 PM

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Tiny
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It looks like in either V6 configuration, it calls for pump pulley removal as one of the initial steps in removal. It doesn't say why, and the illustration is not detailed enough to show any reason. Removal of the pulley requires a special tool, a power steering pump pulley removal tool. It may be available at a rental store, or a parts store that rents tools. I would imagine it is a fairly common tool requested.

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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There is no room to put a puller

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 AT 8:17 PM
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What type of puller are you using? A power steering pulley puller is not very large.

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010 AT 8:30 PM
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Thanks for your help last night. I got it replaced but need belt diagram. Can you help?

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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I have two illustrations, they are for the two V6 options. It looks like the belt routing is the same in both, I believe the illustration only differs with the engine picture.
The first is the 3.5, and the 3.9 is the following.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_1607918_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_1614089_1.jpg

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 11:10 PM

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