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How do you remove the power steering pump from a 94 Nissan Sentra?


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2011-09-12 20:33:03
2011-09-12 20:33:03

Hey Ray==First take off the belt then the lines then the mounting bolts. Not much of a job but some bolts are hard to get to. GoodluckJoe

I think I can add to GoodluckJoe's answer: I just did this job on a 1994 Nissan Sentra 1.6L engine, so I know some of the problems and pitfalls. First, remove the high pressure line from the pump. It's a "Banjo fitting" a large 15/16 wrench works. You only need to remove the one side of that line. Pull that line up and out of the way. Next completely remove the supply line. Next remove the Reservoir. Now you have better access to the belt tension adjustment bolts so remove that assembly. The pump can now rotate inboard to loosen the belt. To actuall remove the pump from the engine you need to work from underneath the car. Make sure the car is jacked up with the front wheels about 6 inches off the ground.. There is a bolt that holds the pump to the heavy pump mount bracket. That bolt cannot be removed without dropping the engine down. (But don't do that.) All you need to do is remove the pump bracket from the engine. It's 2 bolts and one nut. The top nut is behind the pump, so with the belt off you can rotate the pump outboard to access that nut. Now with the pump and bracket loose from the engine you can remove the long bolt that holds the pump to the bracket. (These two heavy blobs of metal can now be removed from the engine compartment from the bottom.) The pump pulley and belt mounting bracket still needs to be removed from the pump. You will need a puller tool available to rent from "Autozone" to pull off the pulley. Note: to reinstall the pulley first heat it up as hot as you can get it (about 400 degrees F) without the paint burning. This makes the hole in the pulley a bit larger so it can be pressed back on the pump shaft. I used a propane space heater for this. That's about it. Good luck, and remember "if it was easy girls would do it"....


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