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Power steering pump - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Power steering pump - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (refer to Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the hydraulic fluid line support to the engine lifting bracket on the right-hand side of the engine.

3 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the hydraulic fluid line support to the pump mounting bracket.

4 Position a suitable container beneath the power steering pump, to catch spilt fluid.

5 Loosen the clip, and disconnect the fluid supply hose from the pump inlet. Plug the hose, to prevent the ingress of dust and dirt.

6 Unscrew the union nut, and disconnect the high-pressure line from the pump. Allow the fluid to drain into the container.

7 Apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on axle stands.

Remove the right-hand front wheel.

8 Unbolt and remove the lower drivebelt cover.

9 Using a spanner, rotate the drivebelt tensioner in a clockwise direction to release the belt tension, then slip the drivebelt off the pulleys and remove from the vehicle. Refer to Chapter 1 if necessary.

10 Unscrew and remove the four mounting bolts, and withdraw the power steering pump from its bracket. Access to the bolts on the right-hand side of the engine is gained by turning the pump pulley until a hole lines up with the bolt.

Refitting
11 Locate the power steering pump on the mounting bracket, and secure with the four bolts. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque.

12 Slip the drivebelt over the pulleys, then rotate the drivebelt tensioner in a clockwise direction, and locate the drivebelt on it.

Release the tensioner to tension the drivebelt.

13 Refit the lower belt cover.

14 Refit the right-hand front wheel, and lower the vehicle to the ground.

15 If necessary, the sealing ring on the highpressure outlet should be renewed, using the same procedure as described in Section 30, paragraph 8.

16 Reconnect the high-pressure line to the pump, and tighten the union nut.

17 Reconnect the fluid supply hose to the pump inlet, and tighten the clip.

18 Refit the hydraulic fluid line support to the pump mounting bracket, and tighten the bolt.

19 Refit the hydraulic fluid line support to the engine lifting bracket on the right-hand side of the engine, and tighten the bolt.

20 Reconnect the battery negative lead.

21 Bleed the power steering hydraulic system as described in Section 33.


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