TOE THE LINES
road. The power steering system is not something owners really think about, but that pump and the fluid can take a beating in trucks that get driven hard and used as intended. Keeping up on fluid services and replacing leaky stock lines can be a worthwhile investment and add thousands of miles to the life of your truck. Maybe it’s something you’ve been overlooking too?
By removing the pump from the engine first we were able to get a little easier access to the power steering lines threaded into the back side. The use of a specialty wrench will also aid in removal and installation so you’re sure not to round off the...
This may be a job a notch or two above the average shade-tree mechanic’s tool repertoire, as a specialty tool will be required to get the fan clutch removed from the engine. Some auto parts stores rent these tools.
The power steering pump is mounted right on the front of the engine’s driver side. It’s belt-driven with a pulley and will require removing the factory engine cooling fan to gain access to the pump pulley and mounting hardware.
With the fan shroud, fan and belt removed from the engine you can finally tackle removing the power steering pump, which is going to require a puller as the pulley is pressed onto the pump’s shaft.