Power steering pump pulley removal instructions needed

Tiny
CHRISTOPHER IVAN ROEDER
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 188,322 MILES
My power steering pump pulley snapped while I was driving and now I have no idea how to get it off. Please any suggestions are needed. Here are a couple pictures for visual:
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 7:57 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced. Go through this first and then review the specific directions.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-power-steering-pump

Here are the directions specific to your vehicle for removal and replacement of the pump. The attached picture correlates with the directions.

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1996 Honda Accord Sedan L4-2.2L SOHC (16 Valve)
Removal and Installation
Vehicle Steering and Suspension Steering Power Steering Power Steering Pump Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Removal and Installation
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
1. Drain power steering fluid from reservoir.
2. Loosen power steering pump adjusting bolt, mounting bolts and nuts, then remove power steering belt.
3. Cover alternator with shop towels to prevent damage from spilled power steering fluid, then disconnect inlet and outlet hoses from power steering pump and plug hoses. Take care not to spill fluid on body or parts. Wipe off any spilled fluid at once.

Fig. 6 Power Steering Pump Removal

Pic 1

4. Remove power steering pump mounting bolt, then remove power steering pump, Fig. 6. Do not turn steering wheel with pump removed.

Let me know if this helps, if you need help, or just have a question.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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I appreciate the quick response, but I'm just trying to change the pulley not the whole pump.
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

All you need to do is remove the nut at the end of the pump shaft. The remains of the pulley should come off. If it doesn't, you will need to get a puller to remove it. Then simply reinstall the new pulley, and tighten the nut to the specs listed in the picture. See picture 1.

Now because there is really no way to prevent the shaft from turning, you may have to use an impact gun to remove the nut, which is going to be hard with it still on the vehicle. Also, see if this link is at all helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/remove-reinstall-power-steering-pulley

Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
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Okay, so if I were to cut the nut and split off or would that hurt something?
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Sunday, July 7th, 2019 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

Sorry, I didn't get back sooner. As far as the nut, if you have a nut splitter, it shouldn't hurt anything. Just make sure not to damage the shaft.

Let me know how things work our or if you have questions.

Joe
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Monday, July 8th, 2019 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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Thank you again.
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Monday, July 8th, 2019 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

You are very welcome. Let me know if you run into trouble or have any questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Okay, back finally I got the nut off. Now I guess I'm just lost as to how this pulley is installed. I rented the pulley puller and everything. I am just not grasping the concept I guess please I need rescued, lol.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

No problem. The pulley just slips over the shaft which has splines on it. Align the splins and then simply replace the nut and tighten.

Here are the specs for tightening:

POWER STEERING PULLEY NUT
64 N.M (6.5 kgf-m, 47 lbf-ft)

Pulley Nut Torque Specification

Let me know if that helps. If not, please upload a pic of what you are having trouble with.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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I'm trying to use the special pulley installer from AutoZone just not sure I catch the gist of it. Lol
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Thursday, July 18th, 2019 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

I don't think you can use the standard type puller. Can you upload a pic of what you have? Some pumps require one to install (mostly GM products). Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, July 18th, 2019 AT 6:33 PM

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