Originally Posted by willwren
Basic tools will get it done. For the PS pump bolts, a 3" extension and a standard socket, or a short extension and a deep socket (preferred).
Simple standard wrenches for the lines, pliers for the remote reservior line. Fingers for the connector. You'll need the car on ramps or jackstands before you begin. Most of the connections are best reached from underneath, but through the RF wheelwell (inner fender liner removed) may suit you better.
It'* a relatively simple job, but it'* a tight reach at times.
I assume you know the pump is bad? Have you had any luck actually finding the correct T2V pump for your application? If you have it already, does it have the electrical connector on it?
No, I'm not positive the pump is bad. In fact every other indication is that it is good. It doesn't appear to leak fluid. But there is a squeal coming from somewhere and I just can't pinpoint it. When I changed the belt I felt all the pulleys and the one that had some play was the power steering so i assume it'* bad. It squeals when I hit the brakes and the rpms go below 1000 and it also squeals at low rpms when I turn right but it doesn't when I turn left. I don't understand that. But I took your advice from the other thread and am putting in a new pcv tomorrow but when I went to buy the O ring/gromet Auto Zone didn't have it for my car per say they just said I have to bring it in and match it to the ones they sell on the shelf.
With all that being said, I haven't bought a new pump or anything yet. I don't know how to tell if it is the electronic unit or not and I'm not 100% positive that it is the problem of my squeal/chirping sound. Just trying to hit things one at a time.
Is there any way I can get by by getting a kit that would just replace the bearings for the pulley so i wouldn't have to replace the whole unti because the pump is good and works great. I'm just not sure what to do.