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Silver Surfer 03-17-2012 12:16 AM

What is this thing?
 
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This is a GM Metric Saginaw power steering pump from an '81 C-10. I think a couple billion were made, so SOMEONE has to know what this screw/bolt is/does on the back of the unit. Does it adjust pressure? How do you set it? Is it OK to zing it on and off with an impact wrench? I tried moderate pressure with a ratchet and stopped before I busted my knuckles!

bondo 03-17-2012 05:28 AM

Ayuh,.... That's just a mountin' stud.....

In some applications, it's the tensionin' stud...

TroyBoy 03-17-2012 05:37 AM

LOL, x2. Yep, its a mounting stud.

joe_padavano 03-18-2012 10:15 AM

Actually, it does two things. Yes, it's a mounting stud. It also holds the sheet metal reservoir to the cast pump body. You need to swap it from the old pump to the rebuilt one.

Silver Surfer 03-19-2012 10:42 AM

Thanks guys! I got this sorted out!


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