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Pelican Technical Article:

Power Steering Pump Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$200

Talent:

****

Tools:

Strap wrench, 5mm Allen head driver, 13mm/24mm socket,

Applicable Models:

Jetta MkIV 2.0L (1998-05)

Parts Required:

Power steering pump

Hot Tip:

Have a large drain pan on hand to catch the old fluid

Performance Gain:

Better steering

Complementary Modification:

Replace power steering fluid

The power steering pump is one of those items that can fail slowly over time, usually indicated with a persistent leak that steadily gets worse. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing it.

Begin by removing the serpentine belt from the engine pulleys.
Figure 1

Begin by removing the serpentine belt from the engine pulleys. See our article on Serpentine Belt Replacement for more information.

use a strap wrench to counter hold the pulley while you remove the three 5mm bolts holding the pulley to the pump.
Figure 2

use a strap wrench to counter hold the pulley while you remove the three 5mm bolts holding the pulley to the pump. Once the bolts are removed, pull the pulley off.

Use a pair of hose clamp pliers to slide back the clamp (green arrow) on the return line.
Figure 3

Use a pair of hose clamp pliers to slide back the clamp (green arrow) on the return line. Carefully pull the line off and let it drain out. Now loosen the 24mm banjo bolt (purple arrow) holding the pressure line to the pump. Be sure to replace the two copper sealing washers when re-installing the banjo bolt.

Loosen and remove the 13mm bolt (green arrow) on the right hand side of the pump.
Figure 4

Loosen and remove the 13mm bolt (green arrow) on the right hand side of the pump.

Now loosen and remove the three 13mm bolts (green arrows) securing the pump to the bracket.
Figure 5

Now loosen and remove the three 13mm bolts (green arrows) securing the pump to the bracket. You should be able to now slide the pump out.

Note the metal collar (green arrow) in the pump bracket.
Figure 6

Note the metal collar (green arrow) in the pump bracket. This collar is designed to slide once the mounting bolt is tightened. You may need to hit this collar a few times with a hammer and drift to slide it back. If you are having trouble mounting the new pump, check this collar.

And here's the final result with the pump removed.
Figure 7

And here's the final result with the pump removed. Be sure to bleed the power steering system of air once the new pump is installed. See our article on Power Steering Fluid Replacement for more information.

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