Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Charlie, having recent and extensive PS pump/motor experience..I would say try to bring it out the wheel well.
BE VERY CAREFUL of the oil pressure sender. Actually..remove it first to keep from possibly breaking it. That'* $25-35 to replace and very delicate.
BTW..Advance and powerbuilt have no tools that would work properly for removing a supercharger pulley. Trust me and all the broken pullies in the history of people trying things other than the specifically made tools.
Bill (and anybody), I hope you are still out there.... cause I'm only 90% there and maybe nowhere. Here was my formula. Top bolt removed/replaced from the bay. Bottom bolt from through the wheel well, and I also wanted to get a good look at the leak. I threw a complete chit fit because the most difficult thing was trying to get the uniit out, once it was off. Both up or down lacked a 1/4 in clearance here and there.
Actually I finally used up out of the bay, because as you said there is the sender down there, brake line, wheel speed wire etc. Too much stuff I could screwch up.
ANYWAY, swapped the pulley (the directions read like Chinese calculus) and got it back in. But i still have a problem, hopefully a result of the bleed. At idle, the wheel is extremely hard to turn. As soon as I rev to 1100 or so, it turns like silk. I had to stop because of darkness. At this point, the fliud looked just slightly airy and I may have the level too high in the reservoir.
Could either of these be causing the problem, or could I have a pump that ain't cutting it? It'* a reman GM. I didn't have any problem with the steering before, the old pump just leaked like a siv.
Thanks for the heads up on that Powerbuilt kit. Something started singing on that side a couple of weeks ago and I'm headed there next. But that'* for another day.