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.