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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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5.2 power steering pump mounting

Today I decided to try and fix this annoying belt squeal.
It's been going on for two years and replaced with quality belt and still squeals.
I notice a couple things that don't look right.
First and foremost the aluminum bracket that mounts with 3 bolts to the head is broken in two.
Second - where the pump mounts to the aluminum bracket are 3 steel convex like spacers about 1/4" thick at each mounting point between aluminum spacer and pump, are they supposed to be there?
Third- There was 1 bolt missing from the pump to bracket mounts, it looks very difficult to access as the waterpump tube is right in the way, the bolt looks like it has very little clearance to fit, does that sound right.

Oh and lastly, I guess this bracket i need is going to be a junkyard item unless i can get a new one on line maybe somwhere?

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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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hi, i just replaced the power steering pump and pulley on my 98 5.2, the job is not difficult, but as you stated, space is limited. if you remove the fan shroud it should help alot. i removed my radiator entirely and there was plenty of room. try just the shroud first.

good luck!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Ok I just realized one of the mounting ears is broken off the pump housing thats why the bolt was missing daaa.
I'm picking up a new pump tomorrow and will attempt to tig weld the aluminum bracket, sandblast and paint the steel pulley while it's off.
I still have not confirmed if those 3 spacers are supposed to be there, the pulley is pressed on just to where it's flush with the shaft.
I'm getting good at r&r off and on in about 10-15 mins.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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Either get new bracket or reweld it like mine was.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Grab a straight edge & make sure all the pulleys are in alignment before you put the belt on. If you remove the spacers will it throw the pulley off? Better to have the correct spacer/washer than a pulleys that is not aligned and squeaking. Washers are common where a pulley is misaligned.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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My 96 was easy. socket and extension through the holes in the pulley. I am not sure on your spacers, mine did not have any??
Seen another post here about making sure you align the pulley with the others with a ruler so they are lined up straight or you will eat up belts.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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Thanks, Mines the same, a socket and small 2" extention through the holes of the pulley gets the bolts out.
Without the spacers the pulley does not line up, I guess the bracket is thinner than what is on the 96-98 ones, mine is a 95 and the aluminum bracket is kinda thin in comparison to the 96 ones I see on ebay.
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