1996 Saturn SL2 How do you take off the power steering pump?
This has got to be one of the biggest pains in the rear end I have ever had the pleasure of doing with the engine installed. The alternator/serpentine belt will need to be removed. Right wheel, and inner plastic fenders behind the wheel. Power steering lines will need to be unbolted and all mounting rods and hardware removed. Return line can be removed when you drop the unit down. The biggest problem I ran into with the replacement was reconnecting the return line. It took me 30 minutes do get the clamp on just right. It is in such a position that I had to use a 2 foot long set of angled needlenose pliers. This was more miserable than replacing the entire engine. Be patient.
You can do it. I did it on my 1996 Saturn, but I did it while I was changing the engine. The new engine came with a power steering pump, so I also purchased a new power steering rack as well, and while I had the engine out I removed the old manual steering rack and put in the new one, connected the hoses, and voila, I had power steering. I'm not sure all cars…
There is no pump to replace. Saturn Ions do not use conventional hydraulic power steering. They use a electric power steering system that uses a small electric motor to provide steering assistance. They are known for problems. If you are having problems with yours, bring it to any GM dealer and they should fix it. GM extended the warranty on the power steering of all Saturn Ions, Chevy Cobalts, Chevy HHRs and Pontiac G5s to…
You don't. Saturn Ions don't use a hydraulic power steering system. They use an electric power steering system using a small electric motor to provide steering assistance. If you have any problems with the power steering, take it to a GM dealer. GM had many problems with it, so they extended the power steering warranty on all Saturn Ions, Chevy Cobalts, Chevy HHRs and Pontiac G5s to 10 years or 100,000 miles.
When replacing Saturn SL1 alternator does power steering pump need to be removed to get access to bolts?
To change the power steering pump on the 1996 Chevy Astro van, you will first need to gather the correct tools. This job requires a special tool to remove the power steering pulley. You will disconnect the negative battery cable, remove the power steering pump pulley, remove the old pump, and replace it with the new pump by bolting the pump into the system.