Power Steering Pump

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by Nighthawk, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    What is the power steering pump removal procedure on a 1991 Ford Ranger XLT?
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  3. mhoward

    mhoward Member

  4. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Just watched like the first minute of that video.
    Man, really Ford?
    Remove the pulley so the pump can be removed?
    Why not just build the bracket as a slot, then you could skip that step altogether.
    ...of course, what do I expect when you gotta split the intake just to change spark plugs. o_O

  5. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Yeah, not one of Fords shinier moments of design! LOL
  6. LeslieXLT

    LeslieXLT New Member

    I’m in middle of changing my pump out and am stuck trying to break pulley bolt loose it is not giving up at all. 3.0 xlt 1998
  7. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Isn't that pulley pressed on?
    You'll need a pulley puller, plain and simple.
    If you're using a puller and its being stubborn, you can shock it by rapping on the end of the bolt used to pull the pulley....hopefully you have enough room to do that.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018 at 7:19 PM
  8. LeslieXLT

    LeslieXLT New Member

    It has a hex bolt on it I have a puller that is threaded, I can’t get the hex bolt off
  9. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    You mean a nut? I've never heard of a PS pump with the pulley held on by a bolt.
    Anyway, whichever, can you get a rattle gun down there? That + 100 psi air pressure would be the easy solution.
    Otherwise, wrap the belt around the pulley and hold onto the excess, then use the longest breaker bar you can get your hand on. I have a Snap-On one that's about 2.5-3 feet long.
    Works like a champ, but can be cumbersome to position. Might go easier if you had a friend to help you.
  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...and remember, "lefty loosey, righty tighty"...unless, of course, its left handed thread. ;)

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