How do you replace the power steering pump in a 97 Grand Am 3.1L 6-cylinder engine?
Remove the power steering pump hose. Remove the wiring harness from the power steering pump. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new power steering pump.
What size engine? If the engine is a 3.4 litre, the sensor is located directly under the power steering pump. Power steering pump, must be removed before you can gain access to the camshaft sensor. I also removed the engine mount, to ease removal of power steering pump. Caution!!! (support engine with jack before removing engine mount.)
Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine. Where it connects to the engine is normally the location of the thermostat housing. THAT IS NOT CORRECT. I LEARNED THIS BY EXPERIENCE. IT IS UNDERNEATH THE ENGINE AT THE WATER PUMP. I AM STILL WORKIN ON MINE SO NOT EVEN SURE YET THE BEST WAY TO REPLACE IT, BUT DONT WASTE YOUR TIME LIKE I DID TAKING APART THE HOUSING NEXT TO THE POWER STEERING PUMP