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Old March 21st, 2016, 03:00 PM
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Help with RRC Power Steering Pump

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Desperate for some help here. The power steering pump on my '95 RRC finally kicked-it after singing like a fat lady in an opera and what I thought would be a relatively simple job turned-out to be a stumper.

For the life of me I could nt figure-out how to remove the bottom-most bolt holding the pump/bracket to the engine. I could not see the bold but could feel it but there was no way I could get a wrench or socket on it. I tried everything I could think of for about half an hour and then finally gave-up. Should be noted, I only tried from above but it did not look like there wany any way trying to reach it from below would be better.

Before I give-up completely and take it to the dealer, can anyone offer any tips or suggestions?

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Old March 21st, 2016, 03:07 PM
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This:



Or this:

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Just did this, mine was actually loose, but since I replaced all hoses and everything, I put some time into it.
I was able to use a small 3/6 socket with a wobbly extension, for a little bit (from the top) once I got the hoses out. Also when the bolt comes out I had to use a flat wrench, the socket wouldn't fit.
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a 95 should be the upper of the two pics. there are three bolts. They can all be reached with a box wrench.
Just did one this weekend.
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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:06 PM
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Thanks guys, this was helpful, and yes mine was like the top image.

Clearly, I was missing at least one of the bolts as indicated, but it sure felt like there was one more underneath but maybe not- I'll check with my inspection camera this time.

Also- do you remove the pump from the mounting bracket, or take the bracket out of the truck with the pump still attached? Any difference in approach?
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Cant speak for others but I pull the bracket with the pump. For me its faster/easier, how we roll.
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I did end-up pulling the bracket with the pump but think this might have been the harder way to go about it. I was able to rotate the bracket clockwise (with a bit of gentle persuasion) to access the bottom most bolt but think it might have been easier to remove the pump from the bracket.

Anyway, it's out and new pump and hoses are on their way.

Thanks again for the support.

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