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Old 06-17-2014, 03:02 AM   #1
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Looking For Help On How to Change the Power Steering Pump in A 3.8 Impala. I'm a Rookie, I have a General Idea of how to go about the Job, but I Just need a sure Directive/Advice. I Haven't been able to Find anywhere that Shows this Job in Detail, Even YouTube is no Help. Wish I Could find a Video Describing how to go about replacing it. But I can manage even a step by step instruction. When I Eventually change it, I'll be sure to make a Video Of Mine for Others to benefit from.
But the 2 Main Problems that I'm having as Far as My Assessment is: -
1. The Common Whining/Groaning Noise from the P/* Pump; So It means the Reservoir is Empty AGAIN ( I Have Refilled it in the Past, but it drained again) So I know I have a Leak for sure.
2. The Steering Turns Freely; instead of having some degree of Resistance when You Turn the steering that Tends to Return the Wheel to the Straight ahead Position.
So now I'm Looking to Change the P/* Pump, But Wondered COULD THERE BE ANY OTHER FACTOR PLAYING A ROLE HERE? Such as the Rack & Pin which Actually Turns Wheels Or Will JUST Swapping Out the P/* Pump with a New One take Care of the Feebly Turning Steering as Well?
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there are a ton of places that could be leaking, have to look at the tubing, rack ends, etc... best sometimes to put some card board under it so you know it was recent and help narrow down the area
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Need to find the leak first...usual spots are the seals on the end of the rack(puncture the bottom rib of the bellows to see if there is fluid), crimps where rubber meets metal, pump itself, and the new design fitting for the output pipe of the pump.........

Anyone run into these? Old style never leaked....new style did.....the seal was inside the fitting itself......it could leak all by itself, or it could leak after you removed it, and reinstalled it....

First one I ran into, you had to replace the Whole line, which had more bends and fasteners to drive you crazy....could cut it out, but never get the new one back in....had to literally drop the sub frame to install it....after that fiasco, I learned to cut the fitting off with a whizzer(had to be careful not to damage the pipe).....you screw the new fitting into the pump, and then the PS line is just pushed into the fitting and it locks in....

As far as the pump goes, easy....remove the input and output lines....two bolts...that'* it....can buy a whole pump or transfer the pulley and reservoir to the new one....

Anyone ever run into one of these? I wondered if GM came up with a redesign/fix for this?

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No need to find the Leak now, cos I've already took the PSP - Power Steering Pump Off. I Drove it around and some how, Something POPPED, & Oil started Flowing Out, I have a Video Of it On YouTube. But Fast Forwarding, what I currently need help with now is Taking the Pulley Off the Pump, I have a Pic of the Puller Tool Set, Someone Please Help & Tell Me which One to Use to Take Off the Pump.
Also Check the Video Out & Offer any Help.
- "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKFaDSAToFw"
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Why are you removing the pulley? You can remove the entire pump assembly from the engine by removing (2) 13mm bolts. They sit behind the pulley. But the pulley has holes in it so you can access the bolts.

Judging by the way the drips were made, I'm suspecting something happened with your steering rack. I suggest taking this to a shop that can diagnose this better.
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