I Couldn’t Fix This Car By Myself (First Time Ever)

I Couldn’t Fix This Car By Myself (First Time Ever)


rev up your engines today I’m going to
show you how to replace a leaking power steering pump now power steering pumps put an awful lot of pressure 1500 psi or more the main seal behind the shaft here
eventually when it wears out it starts leaking fluid all over the place and
really don’t try to fix one of these things there’s so much pressure the
shafts where install another one and if you’re getting one do like my customer
did get a brand new one the rebuilt ones are often junk they make noise they shot
her in the past I tried rebuilt once and they bit me in the rear-end either made
noise or they didn’t work right they’d shudder when you pulled on them or they
didn’t even put on any power all they did nothing so you’re really better with
a new one in this case you want the autozone you can buy and cheaper online
yes but who knows where they come from what kind of a guarantee you’re really
gonna get stick locally that’s my philosophy when it comes to behind parts
like this cuz if there’s a problem you can easily return it they got a great
guarantee and let’s face it they buy a lot of pumps yeah this thing’s from
China but they know which Chinese companies to use they’re not going with
the cheapest one because if they did and they all went bad
it’d make them look bad and they sell a lot of pumps now on this Toyota Matrix
it’s hitting pretty far away as you can see with my new fancy life if you look
way underneath all this stuff a little shiny white part there that’s the end of
the pump so we got a jack the car we’ll take the tire off to get to them don’t
try to do this baby from the top it would drive you insane Jack it up nice
and high stick a jack stand under there take the splash cover off and voila there’s
the pump right here now first we have to remove the fan belt which in this case
has to be done from the top I use a long extension and a 19 millimeter socket
this right here is the nut it goes on there then you pull it to the right to
loosen it get a 19 millimeter socket that fits tight these things are easily
stripped sometimes they just break by themselves anyone you got to replace the
whole automatic tensioner but in this case let’s see what happens
yeah then we’ll pull ya des god loose oh we
just slip it off take it out of the way because we’re getting a new one you can
see this belt is ruined it’s all gooey from the fluid leaking on it we got to
replace this gooey belt now this is gonna be a messy job so get a big pan to
catch the oil when a fluid drips on it you take it apart
no well unbolt this bottom line take that little bolt out this one here right
here has to come off they stick on so we get a big pry bar
here’s the screwdriver pry bar and we’ll pry it off because they stick in there a little prying and
that’s why you need to pan underneath there’s a reason behind this there’s two
bolts inside fourteen millimeter get this on and take them off now before you
take the second bolt off on the pump the high pressure lines bolted here there is
a giant 19 millimeter hose that goes on there you’ll never get it off unless
this is still partly bolted on you can’t see it because there’s no film enrolled
but this slips over that knot loosens it it’s a 19 millimeter crows foot wrench
you gotta have that it looks up to your socket so when you pull on it it hooks
up to your socket wrench and when you pull on it that’ll break it loose it’s
hiding up in here where you can’t see it there now it’s loose that’s the hard
part then you can just turn the crowfoot end
with your bare hand once you take the wrench off it will unscrew and you can
get the high-pressure hose out of the way you’d never be able to get that off
if you will to pull the ah there’s the end of the pipe pressure hose right here
you can see it’s dripping down now too then after a lot of cursing and swearing
getting those three bolts off and it comes here’s the old leaking greasy pump
then we just take off the switch here there’s a pressure switch on top of the
old pump we got to use that over the new pumps don’t come with a new switch and
as you can see here it just screws into the top here then get it super tight all
right down your ball to pump on there’s no working room to say so you gotta do
it blind and you get the line and you stick their
crows foot there there’s the crow fur right here and you
start spinning around till you get it snug then you put the ranch on it to
tighten it finally to get it tight you need it’s super tight not much working
room it’s a dirty greasing job there’s no arguing that as you can see here
here’s the wrench it goes the whole way and then you just you want it super tight
you don’t want that leaking now comes the fun of putting a new fan belt on
because the old one was covered in oil I of course have a data system so I
printed out a picture you can look it up online or before you do this job take a
picture of where they are it’s kind of hard to see from the top so it’s better
to take a picture off the internet so you know where it goes there’s only one
belt and it goes all over the freaking place they don’t want you snapping on
butch was one heck of a job I actually had to get a helper on this one to pull on the pipe because you got to pull on the pipe and snap the belt on at
the same time which is virtually impossible with a new belt the old belt
stretched it comes off with the new ones are done so with one guy pulling and me
pushing on the bottom we finally got it on and we’ll fill it up with power
steering fluid just pour it in and then you have to bleed the air out so leave it
jacked up in the air started off and turn the wheel then top up the fluid you gotta put the middle line middle
line cold top line huh and I’m turning the wheel back and forth to bleed off
the air toyotas generally bleed really fast
you didn’t even hear it which they often do when you bleed the air out
this thing’s all bled out now we’re ready to go
we just put the wheel back on take it down and away we go
so next time your power steering pump starts leaking why not fix it yourself,
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