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Pelican Technical Article:

Power Steering Pump Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$650

Talent:

***

Tools:

Drain pan, 10mm/19mm wrenches, pliers

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Power steering pump

Hot Tip:

Remove front bumper cover for access

Performance Gain:

Car is easier to steer

Complementary Modification:

Replace engine belts

Over time, power steering pumps can start to fail. This is usually because most people overlook changing the power steering fluid at regular intervals. A pump that whines even after adding fluid usually means the pump is on the way out and should be replaced.

The pump on the Volvo C30 is a bit different than most cars in that it uses an electric motor rather than the engine to drive the pump. This allows the pump assembly to have an integrated assembly that is much easier to replace. Be sure to have a drain pan with at least two liters capacity to catch the old fluid while draining out.

Gaining access to the power steering pump requires you to remove the right hand side front wheel liner and also the front bumper cover. Please see our articles on Front Wheel Liner Removal and Front Bumper Cover Removal for more information.

Shown here is the integrated reservoir and pump assembly on the Volvo C30.
Figure 1

Shown here is the integrated reservoir and pump assembly on the Volvo C30. Replacement is relatively easy and should take about two hours to complete.

Locate the electrical connections to the pump assembly.
Figure 2

Locate the electrical connections to the pump assembly. Press the tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connectors and pull them off the pump. Next, loosen and remove the 10mm nut and bolt (yellow arrow) holding the pump to the chassis.

Loosen and remove the 19mm fitting (purple arrow) securing the pressure line to the pump assembly.
Figure 3

Loosen and remove the 19mm fitting (purple arrow) securing the pressure line to the pump assembly. Be sure to have your drain pan underneath to catch the fluid draining out. Now use a pair of pliers to loosen and remove the hose clamp (yellow arrow) holding the return line to the pump. Pull the return line off the pump and let any fluid drain out. Once the pump is drained, loosen and remove the two 10mm nuts and bolts (green arrows) holding the pump to the chassis. At this point, you will be able to remove the pump assembly. Installing the new pump is the reverse of removal.

Filling the new pump full of fluid requires you to remove the right headlight assembly.
Figure 4

Filling the new pump full of fluid requires you to remove the right headlight assembly. The reservoir fill port is under the protective cap (green arrow) shown here. 

Take note of the minimum and maximum fluid level marks molded into the pump reservoir (green arrow).
Figure 5

Take note of the minimum and maximum fluid level marks molded into the pump reservoir (green arrow). Fill the pump initially, start the car and turn the steering wheel all the way to one side till it stops. Then turn it over all the way to the opposite direction. This action bleeds the air out of the pump and steering rack. You'll want to go back and forth while keeping an eye on the reservoir level. The idea here is to keep bleeding until you see no more air bubbles in the reservoir. Check the fluid a final time and add/remove as needed.

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June 23, 2016
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