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Old 02-04-2003, 05:49 PM
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My former power steering pump went south, a friend gave me another, I slapped the puller on it, and sprayed it wd 40, it moved a hair, then broke off the lip, so i got another bite, then heated it with a torch, tried again, same thing, then I noticed,, god forsaken pot metal, GM and there cheap A@#*(! anyways, what choice do I have now? cutting torch? any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I might be wrong but isn't the shaft threaded and the little "pot metal" collar the nut? It's been awhile. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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not as far as I know Chucky, I`ve pulled them before with just a puller, every GM pump i`ve used has been press on, maybe this one isn`t, but it`s round on the pot metal collar, there is no where to put a wrench. I don`t want to do the cutting torch idea out of fear i`ll ruin the pump, but it`s the only way left I see.
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What type of puller are you using?
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a 2 jaw puller that i`ve had for years, unsure of the brand, I was thinking of maybe using the high speed grinder with a cutting wheel and cut the thing off.
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The lip you see requires a special puller (to prevent the trouble you are experiencing) that completely wraps around the lip and distributes the pulling force around the circumference of the lip. You can probably rent or borrow one at a auto parts discount house.

The two finger puller puts too much pressure on too little of the lip causing it to break. Excessive heat will only lead to seal failure.

<a href="http://www.mytoolstore.com/kd/kdbatt07.html#2897" target="_blank">-Power Steering Pulley Puller-</a>

Scroll down to KD 2897 and you will see a split collet in the kit. This slips over the lip on the pulley.

If you can't find the tool, you may have to use a two finger puller on the outer circumference of the pulley. It's already ruined.

[ February 04, 2003: Message edited by: KULTULZ ]</p>
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Thanks Kultulz,, Think I`ll just go buy one, is my birthday so it`ll be a present from myself to remind me to have the right tool for the job, my 2 jaw always worked before, but this was one it couldn`t tackle.
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You can buy the puller seperately, but you will need the installer also...so might as well treat yourself well...
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Autozone tool rental program is a good deal: you pay them for the tool, you return it in working order and they reimburse you. Break/damage it and you just broke the tool you bought. Having said that, they do sell the tool that is both the puller and the installer.

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Harbor Frieght sells the puller/installer for about $15 (have not broke one yet). It's the same thing as my K-D set.
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Harbor Frieght sells the puller/installer for about $15 (have not broke one yet). It's the same thing as my K-D set. <hr></blockquote>



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Safety glasses are for WUSSIES!

I especially don't wear them when grinding!

Seriously though, the harbor freight knock-off is real close in quality to my K-D version, and for the money is quite worthy. The harbor freight ball joint press (3 in 1 service kit I beleive they call it) is very worthy as well. I even used it to press out a screw in upper ball joint on a dodge van. Notice I said just one of'em, I didn't know they were THREADED! :o <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />
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