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98 Chevy Z71 5.7L Votec V8 Power Steering Pump Removal

OK I have a 1998 Chevy Z71 5.7L Voretc V8. I have worked on cars a long time, but this has me puzzled real bad. I'm taking the power steering pump off, and I have done everything like you are suppose to. Like remove the fan shroud, used a pulley remover and removed the pulley, took the 4 bolts out of it, unhooked the rubber line that connects to the hardline to the pump. I still can't get the pump to come out. I have crawed under the truck and can see the lower backside of the pump, but can't see anything that would be holding it back. So can anyone help me please, it would be greatly appreciated at this point! I'm totally stumped on this one.

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Well after about 8 hrs of messing with it, and searching. I finally got it out and off the vehicle. There is a wire plug, and another bracket hidden in the back by the harmonic balancer. That holds the pump on. This particular year of trucks had a EVO part attached to the power steering pumps. Now when you go to certain auto part places they will give you the wrong part, because you can't get the EVO on them no more. GM quit making power steering pumps on them in late 97. So you will need to check the power steering pump before going to purchase a new one, and see if it has a EVO on it. You get a new pump that has a bypass pipe on it from Oreiley's, and Napa.

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Excellent job, great information.


Thanks oldturkey03! I know I asked the main question, but since I figured it out.

I wanted to share my experience with everyone. Just in case they ever ran across the same problem. I have looked and looked online for what could have been wrong on taking it off, and no one posted anything about the EVO on them. So I wanted to post something about that.


bignosdaddy1 you did the right thing. Volunteers on here know a lot but most certainly don't know it all. this is where you come in. You asked a question that nobody on here had an answer too. You provided us with that answer by sticking with it and working it out. That is what ifixit is all about....Welcome to ifixit.


Thanks, and yea I tried my best to hopefully help someone else out later. I will post up more as I work on more vehicles lol. No collage degree for auto here lol. Just learning all on my own.


Most of us come from the school of hard knocks :-) If you do more work maybe you can help us out by creating some guides. check on here


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