Removing a Power Steering Pump Pulley

Aug 2, 2018


Welcome to Grafco Electric's detailed guide on removing a power steering pump pulley. If you're experiencing issues with your engine's power steering system, it's crucial to understand the process of removing the pulley to diagnose and fix the problem effectively.

Why Remove the Power Steering Pump Pulley?

The power steering pump pulley plays a vital role in the functioning of the power steering system. If you're experiencing unusual noise, vibrations, or difficulty in steering, removing the pulley allows you to inspect and replace it if needed.

Tools Required

  • 1/2-inch drive breaker bar
  • Power steering pump pulley removal tool
  • Socket set with various sizes
  • Torque wrench
  • Protective gloves and safety goggles

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare

Begin by ensuring your vehicle is parked on a flat surface and the engine is turned off. Open the hood and locate the power steering pump, typically attached to the engine and connected to the power steering belt.

Step 2: Remove the Serpentine Belt

Using a 1/2-inch drive breaker bar, locate the tensioner pulley and release tension on the serpentine belt. Slide the belt off the power steering pump pulley and set it aside.

Step 3: Disconnect Hoses and Electrical Connections

Carefully disconnect any hoses or electrical connections attached to the power steering pump. Take note of their positions for reassembly.

Step 4: Loosen the Pulley

Attach the power steering pump pulley removal tool to the pump shaft. Apply steady pressure and use a socket set with the appropriate size to loosen the pulley. Ensure the removal tool is securely attached to prevent damage.

Step 5: Remove the Pulley

Once the pulley is loosened, continue using the removal tool to completely detach it from the pump shaft. Handle the pulley with care to prevent any accidental damage or injury.

Step 6: Inspect and Replace

Inspect the power steering pump pulley for any signs of wear, cracks, or damage. If necessary, replace the pulley with a new one that matches the make and model of your vehicle. Ensure a proper fit before proceeding to reassembly.

Step 7: Reassembly

Carefully reattach the power steering pump pulley onto the pump shaft using the removal tool. Tighten it securely but avoid excessive force that may cause damage. Reconnect the hoses and electrical connections.

Step 8: Reinstall the Serpentine Belt

Slide the previously removed serpentine belt back onto the power steering pump pulley. Ensure it follows the correct routing path and that it is properly aligned on all pulleys.

Step 9: Test and Verify

Start your vehicle's engine and verify that the power steering pump pulley functions smoothly without any noise or vibrations. Turn the steering wheel several times to ensure proper operation.


Congratulations! You've successfully removed and reinstalled a power steering pump pulley with the help of Grafco Electric's comprehensive guide. If you encountered any difficulties during the process, it is recommended to consult a professional mechanic for assistance to avoid any potential damage to your vehicle's power steering system.

Contact Grafco Electric

If you have any further questions or require professional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Grafco Electric. Our experienced team is ready to help you with all your engine problem needs.

Brian Hickmott
Great step-by-step guide! It's important to know how to remove a power steering pump pulley properly.
Nov 8, 2023
Willi Aurich
👍 Helpful steps!
Oct 4, 2023