How To Remove A Power Steering Pump Pulley Without A Puller

Power steering helps you effortlessly turn the steering wheel and have good control over your vehicle. This pump is driven when the engine is turned on, with energy taken over the serpentine belt to the pulley of the pump. When the pulley wears out, you will begin to lose power steering because the pump can’t rotate.

For the fixation of this problem, you will have to install a new pulley by taking off the old pulley from the pump. This article is a complete guide to How To Remove a Power Steering Pump Pulley Without a Puller.

Removing The Pulley Without The Puller?

A pulley can be removed without a puller, but it’s very risky, and you might end up getting your pulley broken or bent.

You can remove a pulley without a puller, but also it’ll depend on what type of pulley is being used.

You can do it by taking out bolts that hold the pulley. In general, usually pulleys have a few extra holes. Therefore, you can put a few removed screws in these holes.

After completing these things, you will have to properly tighten everything. For example, you might see some screws against the pulley backing. Such tightening will enable you to work to push the pulley, finally lose it.

Pre-Removal Necessary Tips:

  • Set the vehicle on the level of ground and park it into a standard transmission.
  • Don’t forget to apply the parking brakes.
  • Keep the hood of the vehicle open. 
  • Don’t start working on a heated engine, let it cool. 
  • Disconnect the battery before mounting or removing Power steering pulley.

How Do You Remove A Pulley Without A Puller?

If you are looking to remove the pulley without the puller, you can do it by following steps. One thing to notice is that this procedure has got few risks, especially damaging the pulley itself. Therefore, you should proceed with caution.


Keep the main power pulley detached and reinstalled while removing a power steering pulley. This reinstalled pulley should be pushed in the input shaft for improving the inner engine’s function. The relation of the pump and inner shaft helps the motor in transferring power to the pulley from the serpentine belt for power steering.


The removal tool requires around 1 foot in the front of the pump. You must remove the pump that’s the mounting bracket for enough space after you remove the tool once you get sufficient space for attaching the replacement device in the front of the pump. Now, fit the device with a bit of force and click it to get the proper location.


To have an intimation of the pulley to start, you will notice a pop informing you that work is started by the tool. You must work according to this process until the pulley gets free enough for pumping the inlet shaft. Ensure to the steam pulley to about 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, and then re-install the pulley.


You should install the pulley in a rustless, clean shaft. Unless the pulley and shaft are washed, the process of installation will get lengthy and complicated. Don’t grease, liquid, or water the shaft or pulley. If oil and grease are visible, make sure to clean them until they’re installed. Lubrication may slip the pulley and installation might fail.


we’d like that you warm pulley to around 120 to 130 degrees. After hitting the accurate temperature, it’s the most suitable time for moving the pulley to a shaft. Now, you must keep rotating the pulley till the square is placed softly. Creating a square mount will begin orientation to form perfectly before the completion of any installation.


It is time now to turn on the pulley and take out the wobble. This indicates the pulley is fair and square. After that, we will connect the installation device to the input shaft pump’s front.


After completion of the installation, the collar should be tightened to the pulley. Make sure that not even a single damaged area is left.


Tighten up that tool until you get the pulley correctly installed. The pump input shaft should be flushed too with it. After completely flushing the pulley with the shaft, the process of installation is finished here.

Things might get complicated if you are using this method. In this article’s next section, you will find out how a $20 pulley can make this task much easier.

Removing Power Steering Pump Pulley By Using A Puller

For taking off the pulley, you must have some area to maneuver in the front of the steering pump. Determined by the layout of the engine, see if the work can be completed with a steering pump connected still to your car’s engine, or should it be taken off. In addition to a power screwdriver and some of the basic tools, you must also have an installer tool kit and a puller.


Use the threaded bolt and attach it with the small lug below it. Take the 2 halves of the threaded nut and the rin.


After attaching the nut to the bolt, you must thread it in the pulley to make 2 halves of the ring grip on both the nut and the pulley. This will join the two and you can take off the pulley. Slide over the top of the ring cover and keep everything in place.


Take the wrench of a suitable size and with it, hold the nut and do not allow it to spin.


To accept a socket, the back of the bolt has been shaped. You can use an electric power wrench or a manual socket for unscrewing the pulley by pulleying it off the power steering pump.

Since more room to maneuver is required by an electric power wrench, you may get away by taking the pulley off inside of the engine bay with the ratcheting wrench. This process will get completed in a few minutes, excluding the time required for taking off the power steering pump, if that is necessary.


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