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Old 07-25-2010, 08:55 AM
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Exclamation Replace Power Steering Pump (Pulley Removal)

So I am needing, yes needing, to replace my power steering pump on my 2000 2.5L 5Spd Ranger. The old one... well it exploded yesterday and I had a really fun 30 minute drive home with no power steering. I rented pulley puller and got a replacement pump from AZ and thought, "OK 30 bucks, I can do this and save some money" I really don't know what I'm doing wrong though. I called the guys at AZ to make sure I was using the tool right, and I am pretty sure I am. I have the nut that pulls on it secured and I'm holding that in place while I tighten the bolt going through it. I have spent hours on this, using only hand tools, one because I have no air tools and two because I don't think they will fit anyways. I really need to get this done, and was thoroughly annoyed when I realized the pulley had to be removed before the pump.

Any suggestion, am I just going about this the wrong way? I went so far as to remove the upper radiator hose to give me just an inch more clearance.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:17 AM
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I live in Springfield had I known earlier I would have come and helped you.

You may need to spray with some PB blaster to loosen it up.

Will work just like in this video with regular hand tools

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh4L1gjABQk&NR=1[/YT]
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:12 PM
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I finally got it off. I was doing it right, just didn't realize how long it was going to take. Thanks for the offer, funny how you knew that since I was 30 minutes from home and from Bolivar that I must be in Springfield. Of course you were right :-) , the plan was pancakes at the zoo then some junkyard hunting for 1972 F100 parts... We got pancakes lol
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:50 AM
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Good to see ya got it.

I live over kinda by the Zoo. 30 minutes to Bolivar is hauling also. LOL
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:59 AM
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Not since the new lanes when in. I literally saw the "new" outer road coming into Bolivar, was trying to figure out exactly how far we were and saw the city limit sign. I'm not even sure it was 30 minutes
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:19 AM
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Ya I forgot about the new lanes so iy would be less.

I-44 to 215 takes 13-15 minutes.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:31 PM
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Ok well I'm still having issues. I thought the piece that bolts into the side was leaking, and it is but not where it bolts in. The line that goes into there is leaking, bad... So is there something I missed with that? That's the part that had come off when it first failed. I thought it just snapped back in through the hole the the bolt, but it does have some play. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:19 AM
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Just a final update, to make sure no one reads this and wonders how it turned out. The final issue was the high pressure hose coming off of the power steering pump. After replacing that the leak is gone! Not sure if I need to do anything to make the "new" pump stop whining but honestly I don't care since it works. I'll continue to check the fluid level and hope that any air in the system works it's way out.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:20 AM
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Mine went out a little while back and I tried the rebuilt one from autozone. actually i tried two from auto zone, two from advance auto parts, and two from napa. and each one of those whined louder and put out less pressure than the one I took off with 135,000 miles. I say it put out less pressure because it was conciderably harder to turn the steering wheel. I left each one on for a couple of days to see if anymore air would get out of the lines and it never got any better. i finally had to go to a ford dealer and pay three times as much but it works great now
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:24 AM
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Well it took more than a few days, but the one I picked up at autozone has quieted down considerably. I can't even hear it unless I have the windows down, air and radio off, and I'm making a sharp turn, say in a parking lot or something. As far as driving it is concerned I'd say it's better than what I had. That may be saying something as to the condition of my original prior to it giving out.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:59 AM
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Default Please Help ,2001 Mazda B3000 Squeeling belt and PS unit

My sons Mazda has a squealing serpentine belt. When I put water on it its quite. I pulled the belt to clean pulleys etc. I noticed there is about a 1/8 inch play front to back on the PS pulley. Is this normal? If its bad what do I need to replace? the pump, pulley. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:31 AM
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It has been a while since I did the replacement but as I recall there was some play.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:58 AM
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Default Re: Replace Power Steering Pump (Pulley Removal)

its 10x easier to get a used one from a junkyard...I got mine for $25 and they pulled it for me.
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