Your power steering pump just went out and you need to know how to remove power steering pulley? When your power steering pump goes out it can cause for your steering to be out of control. Your car can feel jerky at times and the ride will not feel as smooth and can be very unsafe. You have to be able to remove the power steering pulley first before you can remove the power steering pump. When you remove the power steering pulley you want to make sure to have enough clearance so that nothing touches the radiator. With the right tools you will be able to remove the power steering pulley from your car.
To remove a power steering pulley, you will need:
- power steering pulley puller
- wrench set
- ratchet set
- Insert the power steering pulley puller. If any components are in the way, make sure to move them out of the way. Install the puller by having the nut on the puller towards the outside of the pump. Insert the center shaft into the nose of the pulley. Make sure the puller goes through the collar.
- Adjust the large nut. Turn the nut down to where it almost touches the pulley. Secure the nut on the collar by using an adjustable wrench. Use a ratchet to tighten the bolt securely unto the pulley. This will allow the pulley not to damage the bearings and enable the pulley to be pulled off straight.
- Remove the power steering pulley. Use a large wrench to turn the large nut counterclockwise while pulling the pulley off of the power steering shaft to help remove the pulley. Remove the power steering pulley from the power steering pump.