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olderndirt 01-29-2015 06:27 PM

Replacing a water pump.
Replacing the water pump on my '83 El Camino 305 and have hit a stumbling block. The lower bolt on the right (driver) side of the pump is blocked by an adjustment slot on the steering pump bracket. I've loosened the pivot bolt, the aforementioned slot bolt and a bolt that allows adjustment on the air condition pump bracket. The steering pump will not budge - what am I missing? Do I have to remove it to get to the water pump bolt?http://s25.postimg.org/wwwn7gn4v/pump.jpg

agoristmike 01-29-2015 06:39 PM

Any reason not to pull the PS pump off entirely?

JJLT1 01-29-2015 06:49 PM

take the driver side bolt out of the PS pump,, then see if it will swing up out of the way..
sometimes you just gotta remove it.. :texas:

p.ward7885 01-29-2015 08:18 PM

Easiest way is to remove it. Just replaced my water pump last week.

olderndirt 01-30-2015 04:24 PM

After applying some pressure with a #2 crowbar, was able to get a socket on the offending bolt. I had all? bolts remove from the steering pump but no lateral movement - something in the upper right rear was hanging on. Thanks for the responses.

El Diablo 02-03-2015 07:50 PM

Your engine will notice the new pump.

hotrodelco 02-03-2015 08:09 PM

There is a hidden stud on the middle back of the pump, real hard to see and get to.:texas:

steelybill 02-03-2015 11:18 PM

If I remember correctly, the mentioned stud has a nut on it, which can be reached by going across the rear of the pump. It's hard to see, but it's in there !

CCADAN 11-04-2019 01:48 PM

Does anyone have picture of hidden nut on power steering pump, i can't get pump to budge.

JJLT1 11-04-2019 02:37 PM

2 Attachment(s)
think that's it,
top pic, down low just left of center..
2nd pic, bottom center..

CCADAN 11-06-2019 12:48 PM

Thanks for pictures, I got it lose.

JJLT1 11-08-2019 08:45 AM

that one gets grimey and hard to see sometimes..

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