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Old 11-27-2002, 02:19 AM
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How hard to replace Power Steering Pump on a 1993?

I think my Power Steering pump is shot..

When the car is sitting overnight and I start it the belt screams like a biotch for a few minutes..The steering wheel is hard to turn and it feels like the motor is going to stall when I turn the wheel..

After a 45 seconds or so it "loosens" up and the noise goes away and the steering wheel moves easy.. But I hear an awful rumble sound..(no not the typical whine or groan from an empty reservior)

How hard is it to replace in the driveway? Any major gotchas?
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:50 AM
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I dont know the details about it but a Haynes manual will help.....
My car is doing the same squeeling sound, it does it like 6 out 0f 10 times that i turn....and only when i turn
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Sounds more like the belts were overtighened, burned themselves up then the over tension went to town on your PS pulley bearings. I'd replace the belts for starts and see if that clears up the problem. Start replacing cheap parts first then work your way up to more expensive ones.
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Sounds more like the belts were overtighened, burned themselves up then the over tension went to town on your PS pulley bearings. I'd replace the belts for starts and see if that clears up the problem. Start replacing cheap parts first then work your way up to more expensive ones.
The Belt is over a year old...
But the strange thing is that the belt slacked overnight...
It was really squeeling bad to weeks ago. Just started...I checked the belt and it was really loose...So I tightened it up. Now it only screams when I first start up after sitting for a while...

I bet the bearings are shot and that is causing the rumble and binding.
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well it could have gotten burned by slipping too much or it got contaminated by coolant or water which would cause squealing till it heated up a lil.
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well it could have gotten burned by slipping too much or it got contaminated by coolant or water which would cause squealing till it heated up a lil.
Dude, can you please tell me how involved replacing the power steering pump is..I have a long weekend ahead.. Can I do it using ordinary tools? Please give me a few details...

Thanks!!!
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yes you can use ordinary tools (if they includes a set of sockets and open end wrenches). And you need new copper gaskets as well for the lower banjo fitting. O, thread lock will also help since it's kinda tight for the torque wrench.
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Could be the tensioner going....
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