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My Build – Replacing the Power Steering Pump


stu_olsonIt turns out my power steering pump had some bad bearings, as it squealed pretty good.  I called the local Schucks and the cost for a replacement was about $80.  So, I called the local junkyard and went shopping there.  After searching through four different rows, I found a pump from a ’90 Chevy Caprice that would work just fine.  The cost was only $25 and it came with a guarantee that it works.  For another $10 I also found a chrome extra deep TH350 pan which I had been thinking about getting..

Returning to the power steering pump, I had to figure out how to remove the pulley from the old pump and put it on the new pump.  So, I got online and found a great article from Stu Olson’s Jeep Site that described exactly what was needed.  To save you time, I have boiled it down to four basic steps:

  1. Go to your local Schucks or Autozone and ‘borrow’ a pulley remover and installer kit
  2. Remove the pulley with the puller
  3. Install the pulley with the installer
  4. Return the pulley to the store

Of course, being stubborn, I tried a variety of my other pullers, but couldn’t get that damn pulley to budge.  That’s when I finally went to set 1 above.


3 Comments on “My Build – Replacing the Power Steering Pump

  1. Ryan (Divinitous)

    Stu has an amazing site. His info has saved my butt countless times with my TJ.

  2. deilers

    thanks Mike .. I hadn’t run across that website before. I’m checking it out right now.

    – Dave

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