Power steering pump - removal and refitting

Note: New power steering fluid hose O-rings will be required when refitting.

All engines except 1.8 litre (R6A) CVH and 2.0 litre DOHC
1 Place a suitable container under the power steering pump, unscrew the fluid hose unions, and drain the fluid. Ensure that fluid is not allowed to spill onto the alternator.

2 Remove the drivebelts and unbolt the power steering pump pulley if necessary to ease removal.

3 Unbolt the rear support bar from the pump and the engine block (see illustration).

29.3 Power steering pump rear support bar bolts (arrowed)
29.3 Power steering pump rear support bar bolts (arrowed)

4 Unbolt the pump from its mounting bracket, and withdraw the pump from the engine.

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, noting the following points.

6 Tension the drivebelts correctly.

7 When refitting the fluid hoses, use new O-rings, and take care not to overtighten the unions.

8 On completion of refitting, bleed the power steering fluid circuit.

1.8 litre (R6A) CVH engine 9 The removal and refitting procedures are basically the same as described below for the 2.0 litre DOHC engine, except that the pump is mounted on a bracket above the alternator on the front left-hand side of the engine.

2.0 litre DOHC engine
10 The pump is mounted on a bracket on the front right-hand side of the cylinder block.

11 Place a suitable container under the pump, unscrew the fluid pipe unions, and drain the fluid.

12 Remove the drivebelt which also drives the coolant pump and alternator.

13 Prevent the pulley from rotating using a strap wrench (which can be improvised using an old drivebelt and a large socket and wrench), and unscrew the three pulley securing bolts. Withdraw the pulley.

14 Unscrew the three pump securing bolts from the front of the pump bracket, and the single bolt from the rear of the bracket, and withdraw the pump (see illustrations).

29.14a Unbolt the power steering pump pulley for access to the front pump
29.14a Unbolt the power steering pump pulley for access to the front pump securing bolts (arrowed)

29.14b Power steering pump rear securing bolt
29.14b Power steering pump rear securing bolt

15 Refitting is a reversal of removal, bearing in mind the following points.

16 Reconnect the fluid unions using new Orings.

17 On completion, bleed the power steering fluid circuit.

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