Power steering

Michael Munro

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Hello all
Newbie here...

I have a 1976 Trans Am (the second owner, have had the car since 6/85).

Replacing the power steering pump and the pulley had become fused to the shaft. Tried impact wrench with puller and WOULD NOT come off.

Actually deformed the pulley. So, I’m having to replace the pulley.

My problem is that all the aftermarket stuff I’ve tried does not fit (pulley one pump does not align with the pulley on the crankshaft).

Anyone have any experience here? I’m at a loss and would appreciate advice/feedback.

Thanks
 
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There are three pulleys attaches to harmonic balancer/crankshaft.

Starting from front of car, they are:

1) Power steering

2) Alternator

3) Air conditioner

With this pump/pulley, the belt on the pump/pulley is roughly 1/2” shy of aligning with the pulley on the harmonic balancer/crankshaft.

All this leads me to conclude that the pump is SCREAMING at me that it’s the wrong pump.
 
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