No, if you do you will have no power steering. You could not steer this vehicle with the power steering pump bypassed.
The majority of power steering pumps work off hydrolic power. There is a belt that runs from a pully on the front of the pump to a drive pully on the front of the engine (usually attached to the crank shaft). This pully turns the pump and generates the hydrolic pressure.
If your refuring to the harmonic balancer use a good steering wheel puller!!!!
How do you remove power steering pulley on a 1990 ck truck
With a power steering pump pulley puller. Many auto parts stores will rent you the proper puller to do the job.
top pully, nearest to the front of the vehicle.
tighten the belt or replace it Maybe a loose power steering box or a worpted pully.
To the best of my knowledge on this truck you have to first remove the power steering pump then get a tool called a "power steering pully puller" and make sure you get one with the power steering pully installer with it. Your local auto parts store will have one and a few have ones they will loan you. The parts representative there should be able to instruct you on the proper use of both tools.
front drivers side of the engine next to the power steering pump
Remove the serpentine belt. You will need a puller kit. Includes the removal puller tool and install tool for the pully. There is no other way. Awkward but fairly easy. Stan
I a 97 pick up and the power steering pully is pressed on and pressed off