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How to change power steering pump (99 altima gxe)

Hi guys
I spent many hours looking into changing the pump before attempting it with almost no luck, always just a vague explanation and never pictures.
Heres what i did.

First jack up the car nice and high more space the better remove passenger side wheel and the plastic cover

Remove both belts ac and serpentine(loosen the alternator push it forward)
you should now be able to see the bottom of the pump

but the passenger side axle is in the way so (not having an socket that fits the axle)
I separated the ball joint and unbolted the sway bar link. also you must unbolt the axle from the bracket

slowly separate from bracket 2 MAN JOB pulling the strut out and strap it back with some wire.
the axle should sit lower giving you just enough room to get that pump out.

on the top side
remove the banjo fitting before unbolting the pump also if you do not have
new copper washers do not lose them or damage them
along with the reservoir line.

and the one bolt holding pump onto bracket 12mm the ones a pain to get at. being so close to inner fender

Removing the pump with the lower bracket attached is the only option because the bolt that goes through the pump is to long and can
not be removed being blocked from the inner fender. but it will fit through the larger space, reinstalling just do the reverse,

I am not a mechanic, i was able to do this with some help in about 2.5hours
with some liquid encouragement lol. if this helps one person its worth it to me not exactly an easy job but it can be done.
thanks for looking hope it helps.cheers
If anything is confusing let me know ial try to reword it or explain.
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thanks for this how- to. Very much appreciated.

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Nice. Good job & thanks for trying to help others.

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Looks like a MF to replace. I looked up under the back of mine and that huge screw that all nissans have is leaking at the copper washer so I am going to replace everything pump hoses etc... I already picked up the first part the liquid encouragement its the best kind of problem solver.
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