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This is a discussion on power steering pump replacement procedure within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Need to replace my power steering pump, it looks like the current one is leaking. Searching around for instructions, I ...

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    power steering pump replacement procedure

    Need to replace my power steering pump, it looks like the current one is leaking. Searching around for instructions, I found this: Replacement Power Steering Pump

    But it sounds like the directions aren't valid for a 2002 WS6... I don't see how I could get a pulley remover in front of the pump, with the diagonal coolant hose passing right in front of it. Must I drain the radiator, get rid of that hose, and then go at it?

    If so, what else in the directions might be different? Has anyone done this on an 02?

    Thanks..

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    I bought the pulley removal tool at Kragen Auto for like $30. It's a worthwhile investment. As far as the radiator hose, you just push it down slightly while using the pulley removal tool. It's pliable enough so it does not interfere...

    Damn, I wish I would have read that link before I did mine. My new pump did not include the O-ring for the reservoir and I did not know it needed one. I found out the hard way...
    Last edited by Boat; 12-20-2008 at 03:11 PM.

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    Break the stock pulley, it is plastic. Buy a metal one from turnone. Just my .02 cents

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    Ok, will attempt to push down the hose a bit. Thanks.

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    When I did the one on my 01 SS it wasnt too bad. I took the upper coolant line off of where it connects by the throttle body. Gently bend it back out of the way, use the puller and remove the p/s pulley. I bought the new pump with the resevoir to avoid a bunch of crap.

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    Well, unfortunately I ran out of time over the weekend (after replacing the alternator), so it's at the dealer now. As CamaroFan71 said, it did look like the rad hose needed to come off, at least on the TB side. Thanks guys, maybe this info will help someone else.

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