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Power Steering Pump Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Power Steering Pump Replacement

Nick Czerula

Time:

4 hours4 hrs

Tab:

$300

Talent:

***

Tools:

Set of sockets (10mm 13mm), wrenches (16mm, 17mm), screwdrivers

Applicable Models:

BMW 323Ci Coupe/Conv (1999-00)
BMW 323i Sedan/Wagon (1999-00)
BMW 325Ci Coupe/Conv (2001-06)
BMW 325i/xi Sedan/Wagon (2001-06)
BMW 328Ci Coupe (1999-00)
BMW 328i Sedan (1999-00)
BMW 330Ci Coupe/Conv (2001-06)
BMW 330i/xi Sedan (2001-06)

Parts Required:

Power steering pump, power steering fluid, power steering hose clamp, serpentine belts, high pressure line o-ring

Hot Tip:

Work with a cool engine

Performance Gain:

Quite power steering pump, remedy power steering leaks

Complementary Modification:

Change power steering fluid reservoir

The steering system used in the BMW E46 is known as power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Rotating the steering wheel spins a small pinion gear, thus sliding a toothed rack left or right. The ends of the rack attach to tie-rods that steer the front wheels. A hydraulic pump, powered by the engine accessory belt, forces steering fluid into the hoses leading to pistons in the steering rack. A hydraulic valve in the steering rack varies the hydraulic fluid pressure in the two cylinders, dependent on how fast or forcefully the pinion gear is rotated. This multiplies the driver's force in steering the wheels.

An optional active steering system varies the force multiplication of power steering depending on vehicle speed. At low speeds steering assist (force multiplication) is at a maximum to aid in low speed driving and parking. At high speed steering assist is reduced. In addition, at high speeds (above 75 mph or 120 kilometers per hour) the active steering microprocessor reduces driver input into the steering system in order to prevent the transmission of unintended rapid steering movement to the front wheels.

When a power steering pump begins to fail, it will emit a groan when steering from side to side or you will notice increased steering effort. Of course the pump could leak also, but a noisy and weak pump is most common. Inside the power steering fluid reservoir there is a small filter that can become restricted. The filter is not serviceable separately; if you believe it to be a problem, replace the power steering fluid reservoir. I have seen noisy pumps remedied by replacing the power steering reservoir. If yours is groaning, try replacing the reservoir first. You can also use this article if you need to replace the hose clamps on the power steering reservoir hoses, as they have a tendency to leak over time. There are two hoses off the reservoir that I usually replace. One goes to the cooler; the other one goes to the pump.

In this article, I will go over the steps involved with replacing the power steering reservoir and bleeding the power steering pump.

Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. 

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you are working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. 

Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

Raise and support the front of your vehicle safely. See our Pelican Parts technical article on Jacking Up Your BMW for more information.

BMW E46 models utilize 2 multi-rib engine drive belts driven by the crankshaft.
Figure 1

BMW E46 models utilize 2 multi-rib engine drive belts driven by the crankshaft. Automatic tensioners are used to maintain belt tension and an idler pulley is used on the accessory belt to achieve proper belt wrap. Mark direction of belt rotation before removing if reusing the belt. When replacing alternator, you only have to remove alternator drive belt from alternator pulley and move aside, it does not have to be removed from the engine.

Working at the top of the radiator, remove the expansion rivets from the intake air duct (yellow arrows).
Figure 2

Working at the top of the radiator, remove the expansion rivets from the intake air duct (yellow arrows).

To remove the rivets, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to pry them up, then using needle-nose pliers, pull them out.
Figure 3

To remove the rivets, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to pry them up, then using needle-nose pliers, pull them out. The expanding portion of the rivet will now come out with duct. Depending on model year, your vehicle may have 3 or 4 expansion rivets.

Next, remove the intake air duct from the radiator support by lifting it up and out of the intake air housing duct.
Figure 4

Next, remove the intake air duct from the radiator support by lifting it up and out of the intake air housing duct. Remove the cooling fan shroud. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on Removing the Radiator Fan for more information.

Remove the engine drive belt from alternator pulley and lay aside.
Figure 5

Remove the engine drive belt from alternator pulley and lay aside. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on Replacing Your Drive Belt for more information.

Remove the air filter housing assembly fasteners (yellow arrows) and disconnect the air flow meter electrical connector (green arrow).
Figure 6

Remove the air filter housing assembly fasteners (yellow arrows) and disconnect the air flow meter electrical connector (green arrow).

Loosen the air flow meter clamp (green arrow), then disconnect the duct from the air flow meter and remove the air filter housing from the engine compartment.
Figure 7

Loosen the air flow meter clamp (green arrow), then disconnect the duct from the air flow meter and remove the air filter housing from the engine compartment. Next, remove the alternator - see our Pelican Parts Technical Article on Replacing Your Alternator for the steps involved. Place an oil drain pan under the left front corner of your vehicle.

Now, working from under your vehicle at the front corner, using a 17 mm wrench, remove the power steering pump high pressure line (green arrow).
Figure 8

Now, working from under your vehicle at the front corner, using a 17 mm wrench, remove the power steering pump high pressure line (green arrow). The high pressure steering line is sealed with an o-ring. Be careful not to lose it when removing line. It can get stuck in pump and fall out when itÂ's removed. Once the line is removed, inspect the o-ring and replace if necessary (the o-ring is available separately from Pelican Parts).

Next, using a pair of diagonal cutters, cut the power steering return hose clamp.
Figure 9

Next, using a pair of diagonal cutters, cut the power steering return hose clamp. Then remove the return hose from pump (green arrow). Remove the hose slowly and have oil pan ready to catch any fluid.

Remove the three 13mm fasteners shown (green arrows).
Figure 10

Remove the three 13mm fasteners shown (green arrows). The fasteners are different lengths so mark the locations for help when reinstalling. With fasteners removed, push the power steering pump down and away from the oil filter housing bracket. Once the power steering pump is separated from the oil filter housing, remove it from the engine compartment.

Place the power steering pump on the work bench.
Figure 11

Place the power steering pump on the work bench. Remove the pulley mounting fasteners (green arrows), then transfer the pulley over to new power steering pump. The pump pulley is made of plastic, so be careful when removing. If pulley is stuck, work it side to side, do not use excessive force.

Once the pulley is removed, transfer the power steering pump mounting bracket from the old pump to the new one.
Figure 12

Once the pulley is removed, transfer the power steering pump mounting bracket from the old pump to the new one. Remove the T-40 Torx fasteners (yellow arrows) and install the brackets on the new pump. Next, install the pulley onto the new power steering pump. Then lower the new power steering pump into engine compartment. Install the power steering pump fasteners and tighten. Then reassemble the remaining items in reverse order of removal. Once complete, fill and bleed power steering system as noted below.

Before starting engine, fill the power steering reservoir with clean fluid to the MAX level on dipstick.
Figure 13

Bleeding power steering pump:

Before starting engine, fill the power steering reservoir with clean fluid to the MAX level on dipstick.

Start the engine and turn steering wheel fully left and right 3 times. Turn engine off and check the fluid level - if necessary, add fluid until it reaches MAX on dipstick. When full, fluid should be clear and foam free. Foam or bubbles is a sign of air in the system: which means you will have to bleed the system, so take your time!

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Comments and Suggestions:
ZAB Comments: Have 323CI, 2000, certain days i find Power steering fluid level going down in resvoir and other days it stays at level for many days, why should it leak some days and then not leak for many days?
November 25, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be pressure or angle or steer related. Check the rack for leaks. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
RICO Comments: I wanted to add also that if you remove the alternator it makes a world of difference trying to take off the power steering pump and especially if you're trying to change the hoses which if you're doing this might as well do them too.
August 28, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Rio Comments: Hi Nick. I already wrote a questioncomment on my issue, but did not see it post. I am writing this again and hope you don't get a duplicate. Anyways, I replaced the resevoir in my 2000 BMW 323i. I filled the new resevoir and drove. I think I didn't do the procedure correctly. I pulled over 20 miles later off the highway to notice my steering was very hard to handle. I took the cap off my resevoir, saw no bubbles or foam/the resevoir was full. My power steering pump worked flawless before the resevoir change. What do you recommend I do to fix this problem? Should I dump the fluid out and start over the right way to bleed the system? Are certain BMW a pain in the butt to bleed out? Stuck here, please help.
April 13, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I wouldn't drain it. Confirm you used the correct fluid, check your owner's manual. Then run the engine until warm and recheck the level. it's possible it needs to be bled longer or there is a restriction in a hose. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
King2 Comments: Hi nick,my steering is lil bit hard now since I changed the fluid,I don't have problem to park or turn I just have to use lil power to turn.is it really the pump or I did bad flush
April 1, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check for air bubbles in the reservoir. You may need to bleed the system a little longer. If it looks aerated and won't bleed, the pump may be faulty. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Madge Comments: Love your site ... And this my 2001 325i manual wagon makes exactly these noises as I turn the steering wheel left to right in idle position ... Fluid is at proper levels do I am guessing the filter reservoir replacement or pump however my mechanic is out for two weeks! How long do I gave my car is my office ...
March 25, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the noise just started, it might be OK for a few days. However, I wouldn't take chances with the steering system, have it looked at immediately. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tyler Comments: Is it possible for the pressure lines to leak while the car is not running or is that more likely a problem with the feed from the reservoir?
February 24, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Any line can leak when the vehicle is off. Look for a clean oily area, it should be the source. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
lew Comments: Hi I have a bmw 745 2002 the pump makes a noise when steering and the steering fluid foams out of the reservoir cap!!!
Like Theres lots of air in the system! Iv took the resovour out and flushed it clean but the problem is still the same any info
February 16, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: One of the line sealing O-rings may be taking air in, or the pump is faulty. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
IdahoBMW Comments: 2002 BMW 330i - Power steering very hard to turn. No noise from the power steering pump when I turn. Belt is good and tight. Power steering fluid is full but looks like expresso. Power steering pump shaft seems ok, removed belt and pulled on the pulley and did not move. Not sure about the reservoir. Going to do a power steering fluid flush and see if that helps. Could a clogged reservoir/filter or clogged power steering lines cause the issue without any noise occurring?
February 12, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, there would be noise if flow was restricted. The pump is likely faulty. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Deacon Comments: Ok steering pump just came in so I just finished installing, 2005 bmw 330i...was very easy working from the bottom end.....all the fluid will drain out when you break the lines and the bolts and lines are in plain site and easy to access.....you can check for leaks easy before you reinstall the bottom plate....I just want to add one important tip.....when I pulled my plugs off the fitting on the new pump it was full of hydraulic fluid.....I flushed it with atf dextron which my system uses to eliminate a chance of contamination, just to be on the safe side
January 29, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Deacon Comments: Hi nick, just wondering why I need to take the top end off of my 05 330i again to pull my power steering pump? I just replaced my reservoir today and had top end all off, turns out it's the pump is bad so got one ordered, there appears to be plenty of room under car....no fan on the stick shift so plenty of room, just wondering?
January 25, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can likely get it done from below. Working from above can be quite easier. Depends on your engine configuration, etc. E90 articles are here: http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/tech_main_e90.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Pops Comments: Hey nick i have a 2002 325 xi with a lf30 pump and the article above for replaceing the pump is a lf20 the difference is theres no room for wrench to turn pressure line loose what should i do
December 29, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Use a crows foot adapter on a long extension. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
chandler Comments: Hi, I recently purchased a 2001 BMW 330i e46 3 series. I went to Auto Zone to purchase a new power steering pump, but they had 3 different models for the same year. How do I find out which one I should purchase?
November 11, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call with the last seven digits of your VIN. 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Hans Comments: Hi,i have a 2001 e46 320d, ive changed my power steering pump about 5 months back, now when i start the car the pump makes a loud noise but when engin is hot it runs smooth, i changed atf again bled the system but it keeps making foam if engin runs, thers no leaks, plz help
October 20, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: There is likely air in the system or a faulty pump. Foaming is a sign of air. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
NoirTaylor Comments: How bad is it, that I put ATF fluid in a LUK LF-30 hydraulic pump?
September 30, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What vehicle and what component did you fill with fluid? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Harry Comments: I have a 2000 323i Got home car was fine no out of the ordinary noises. Woke up lost power steering. I already drained the reservoir. Is there a teat i can do to isolate the problem ? I don't want to replace things if not broken. What order do you recommend to troubleshoot this problem ?
September 21, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If no noises, the pump may not be spinning. I have seen a few shafts break. Not much to do except try to bleed the system or test pump pressure. PS systems can create up to 1000 psi, so be sure to use the correct gauge and work safely. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Taylor Comments: Fair enough and I believe you are on to the culprit; I took a turkey baster and pulled some fluid out of the filter to see if there were any movement when the car was started and I got nothing. I also remember not changing the pressure hose; so, it is either the pump or a clogged hose. So, my sincere apologies.
September 10, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No need to apologize, I am glad we are getting to the bottom of it. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Taylor Comments: Im guessing you missed the part, where I wrote the power steering pump is new and everything was working fine before I parked it?
September 9, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, I didn't. But the vehicle has been parked and if everything is new, and in good shape the vehicle would be working normally.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Taylor Comments: Hi, I have a 2001 e46 born November 2000; I brought the car from Germany built in England it has duel specs. Anyhow, getting the correct parts for my car has been a chore none of the parts sold here in the use go to my car for the same model. Since I have changed my steering nothing but problems; to start I change the rack, tie rods, control arms, power steering pump, shocks and mounts. The car sat for roughly 4 month trying to figure out the right part and the time to change the coils. I just changed the coils today and got her started which was difficult but now that I have got her started and tried to drive the car it extremely tough to steer. The steering was okay before I parked it but now stiff. What could possibly be the reason?
September 7, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Maybe the steering fluid is low or the power steering pump has failed. When buying parts, use the last 7 of your VIN to identify the vehicle specifics.- Nick at Pelican Parts  
marvin Comments: Where can I find the part number for the Power Steering Pump Mounting Bracket referenced in step figure #12... Mine is bent and I need to replace it as well.
July 20, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
jeffro Comments: @Nick 2...regarding the reservoir tank leaking I made sure the o-ring was seated properly in the lid and ended up replacing the old clamps that I tried to re-use with new ones..I think I got the leak/s stopped there too
June 29, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Glad to hear. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jeffro Comments: @Nick...I pulled the fitting out of the pump and replaced the o-ring with a green viton one. I also noticed the end of the line was a little deformed so I took some cloth sandpaper and smoothed the sharp edges down then reassembled/tightened the fitting and no more leak. Weird.
June 29, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Maybe a slice int he old O-ring. Thanks for following up. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jeffro Comments: Just to add to my earlier post, I did replace the reservoir also but it appears to be leaking as well. When I first started the car I thought I heard a loud noise and fluid escaped out of the reservoir. Can't tell if it ruptured or just came out of the fill hole around the cap.
June 26, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be coming out the vent in the cap if overfull. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jeffrop Comments: Recently installed a new pump and high pressure line on my 03 330i. The new line is leaking at the pump now. I tried to tighten it more and I think I may have overtightened the fitting at the pump. What is the proper way to connect the line at the pump? Just tight enough to feel "snug" since there's the little o-ring on the line? Thanks
June 26, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Exactly, since there is a sealing O-ring, it doesn't have to be super tight, just tight. The O-ring may be damaged, or the fitting the line screws into loose. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Auggie Comments: My wife drove her 2001 330ci in garage and shut engine off. She started up backed out a few days later. I can hardly turn steering wheel with both hands. Fluid is at lower check mark on stick. No noise, no squeal. Just can't steer. Belts one year old, very few miles installed by Swope here in Louisville, Ky. What has happened? Thanks
May 12, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The power steering pump may have failed. I have seen the pump shaft break, this may have been what has happened to your vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
wickedindian Comments: Hi again, can you tell me if I'm using the right power steering fluid, I'm using pentosin CHF-11S, my car is a 2006 bmw 325xi e90, or should I use the transmission fluid?
May 6, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Your vehicle can be equipped with either one. It says on the cap what type of fluid to use. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
wickedindian Comments: the leak is not constant drip, only when I park it will drip then stop, it dossen't drip after that, is there anywhere you would suggest I look because from the top there is no sign of leakage, both connection to the pump is dry
May 5, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check the hoses that run from the pump to the power steering rack. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
wickedindian Comments: Hi there I just change my power steering pump on my 2006 bmw 325xi, now I have some kind of leak, not coming from the hose to the power steering or the reservoir, when I park I would see puddles?
May 4, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would inspect the hoses and clamps for leaks. Hard to say without knowing where the fluid is coming from. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Rico Comments: Hey nick I replace my power steering pump and pulley i have a ? Are the pulleys different from a 05 to a 06 bmw325i because i think the 1 that the gave me at car quest it's a lil bigger than the stock 1 there for my belt its tighter any help would b appreciated
April 26, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: They would be different as a 2005 is an E46 and a 2006 is an E90. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Cornel Comments: Hey Nick,
The Indy says its nothing wrong with the tie rods.
Strange is also that it begins to 'whine' after the ps oil warms up. When cold, no issue at all. Any idea,Nick?
Thanks in advance!
March 30, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Nothing wrong with them how? Does the PS still whine with the tie rod ends disconnected? If the shop can't find the whine, and you are not working on this yourself, try another shop. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Cornel Comments: Yes, sorry, the whine noise is still there, for the moment I thought it was the top mounts. They change the ps, the hose and the reservoir, but the noise it's still there. They said it's got to be the rack.. Can I isolate the sound? The whine noise is when I turn the wheels on rough road, on a smooth ground it's almost no noise. Any idea? Thanks
March 24, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try removing the tie rod ends, then steering the vehicle Is the noise still there? The rack would show up still, if it were binding. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Cornel Comments: I've replaced the pump,the hose,the reservoir,but I still hear the noise.. He says it can only be the rack. Is that possible?
March 24, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What noise? PS whine? A binding rack could cause a noise. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
harry Comments: Hi Nick, following some your comments generally regarding power steering, I have a BMW 525i Year 2007 E60 engine which make a continues noise when the steering is turned left or right whether the car is stationery or moving, initially found PS resevour low topped it, noise still there
oil slightly dirty. Not sure if it the oil, PS resevour, PS pump or the steering rack. Can you suggest a way to diagnose these.
Thankiung you in anticipation
February 12, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the fluid was low, I would start there. Look at the hoses, connecting points and steering rad for signs of leaks. If no leaks are found, i would start by replacing the fluid and the reservoir. The internal filter may be restricted. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
riverjamie Comments: Nick found that the pump was bad. Going to replace pump and high pressure and return line from rack. With all new hoses, tank, PS Pump, what's the best way to bleed system? Don't want new pump to go dry? Thanks
January 11, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: See fig 13 for bleeding:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E46/46-SUSPEN-Power_Steering_Pump_Replacement/46-SUSPEN-Power_Steering_Pump_Replacement.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
riverjamie Comments: Nick, just replaced both hoses going to the PS tank and the tank, because they were leaking badly, then refilled. Afterwards it seems the pump is not pumping, no movement in the tank and steering while on the ground very stiff. I jacked up the car, of course steering moves smoothly but still not movement in the tank. I think there's some air in the system? I was thinking about taking the high pressure hose off from the pump, I have an old one from my 528i and install one end and put the other in a bucket with a lid and seem if the pump will prime. I do here some noises from the area of the pump so maybe the pump just failed sucks if it did. I just did the same think on my 528i and had no problems. Murphy's law I guess. Some people say to remove belt and see if pulley end play is to wide if so impleller has come off or slipped? Any thoughts? Thanks
January 7, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check if the low pressure line to the pump is plugged. If it was just air, there would be a groaning ump with bubbles in the reservoir. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Jmp Comments: I have a 2001 325i and I have a leak somewhere. I don't think it is the pump, but could be the reservoir. I have 99k on the car and think I should just replace the pump, lines, and reservoir for good maintenance. What would be a fair price from a mechanic for this? Don't want to get taken to the cleaners because work has been so busy. I just do not have the time to do it for at least a couple weeks and do not want to wait.

Thanks
December 14, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not sure of prices for the repairs. Your best bet is to call a few shops and ask for an estimate. Prices may vary depending on region. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Ed Comments: Do these instructions apply to a 2004 330ci?
December 11, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, this will work for your vehicle. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
aw Comments: Replaced power steering pump and still makes groaning noises when turning, although I have a significant increase in power steering now. Beforehand I could barely turn the wheel, required strong-arming it. Should I be concerned with noises?
December 7, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. Check that the suspension isn't binding. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
KAPPS Comments: IS A BROKEN POWER STEERING PUMP SHAFT NOT REPLACEBLE,is a new power steering pump the only option.
June 30, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. A new pump is needed, Unless you can find a local rebuilder. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
collinz Comments: replaced power steering pump today; no new lines or reservoir.
took it for a test spin and steering is still stiff but has improved from before. like it feels like the steering gets stuck while turning. or has no power steering. i did bleed the line by keeping the ps cap open and turning back and forth ten times or more but still stiff. would changing the res make much difference. thanks
May 4, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Do you have a pump whine? If so the filter in the reservoir may be plugged. You can removed the reservoir and check fluid flow through the filter. I should flow quickly and unrestricted. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
eddie Comments: I tried to replace the power steering pump pulley and broke the bolt fastners on the power steering shaft do i have to replace the pump or do they sell the fastners on the pump why the aluminum don't fit right on like the plastic
March 5, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can get the bolts. Extract the broken bolt, Then give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can help you find the right part.

Sometimes the aluminum ones have corrosion that makes it harder to remove and install.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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