Yes you do need a special tool, only if your new pump does not have a pulley on it. Power Steering Pump Pulley removal tool.
"Pulley Removal Tool"
1. Disconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal.
2. Remove the air intake duct.
3. Disconnect the pressure line and return hose from the power steering pump. Remove belt. Also, if equipped, unplug the electrical connector for the variable assist steering actuator.
4. Remove the power sterring pump mounting bolt's.
5. Remove the pump.
Installation is the reverse .
Be sure to "Bleed" your system after intsallation
1. Fill the reservoir to the correct level with fluid of the recommended type and allow it to remain undisturbed for at least two min.
2. Start the engine and run it for two or three seconds only!! Check fluid level add if needed.
3. Repeat step 2 until the fluid level remains constant.
4. Raise the front of the vehicle until the wheels are clear of the ground.
5. Start the engine and increase the speed to about 1500RPM. Now turn the steering wheel gently from stop-to-stop (left to right). Check fluid level.
6. Lower vehicle to ground and, with the engine still running, move the vehicle forward sufficiently to obtain full right lock followed by full left lock (BUT DONT HOLD THE STEERING WHEEL FIRMLY AGAINST THE STOPS) Check level fluid. If the fluid is foamy, allow to stand for a few minutes with engine off and then repeat step.
Sunday, November 4th, 2007 AT 10:33 AM