How To Replace A 1990 Volvo Power Steering Pump
Under certain conditions you may need know how to replace a 1990 Volvo power steering pump. If you find that when you turn the steering wheel on your 1990 Volvo that it is heavy and difficult, then as long as your tires are pumped up, the power steering pump could be at fault. Below is a guide to how to replace your power steering pump on you Volvo.
- Floor jack
- Axle stands
- Fluid suction gun
- Power steering pump pulley removal tool
- power steering fluid
- Socket set and socket wrench
- Secure the car using the handbrake and select park if it is an automatic. Loosen the wheel lug nuts a few turns and jack the car up and set it on the axle stands.
- Pop the cap of the power steering fluid reservoir and use the suction gun to remove the fluid. Fit a plastic container under the power steering pump to collect any dripping fluid.
- Disconnect the high pressure line going to the power steering pump and the return hose. Plug the ends of the lines.
- Loosen the drive belt or serpentine belt which goes around the power steering belt pulley. If the belt is worn then this is the best time to replace it.
- Undo and remove the power steering pump bolts and remove it. If you have the removal tool then this is the time to use it. If not, you can use a breaker bar to prise it away from the mounts.
- Fit the new power steering pump in the gap which is left. Attach the high pressure fluid line and the return pipe. Tighten up the bolts and make sure the belt is on correctly.
- Fill the power steering reservoir and start the engine. Turn the steering wheel ten to twenty times to get the fluid moving around the system. Top up the fluid if necessary. Turn the wheel a few more times to move any air bubbles out of the system. Refit the wheels, the lug nuts and lower the car to complete the job.