Originally Posted by Lilliedriveman View Post
+1 on that being the air tube for the smog system. I’ve been fighting that puppy for years.
It’s a snug fit on the BBK x pipe. I’ve always used a piece of heater hose to connect the two together. Wbrock Star! You didn’t reply to my power steering bracket question. You are a wiz. Please help
I didnt have to remove the ps pump pulley to get the ps pump/bracket off the engine on the 86-93 model,but you may have to on the 94-95 5.0 model,depending on which of the two methods below you use.
You can remove the bracket from the block using this method.The top bracket bolt (which is actually located directly below where the bottom of the ps pump is orientated on the bracket) that holds the bracket to the block is actually covered/ blocked partially by the pulley.(The picture at the bottom shows how the bolt would be covered by the pulley.) A 9/16 wrench will barely fit & some have mentioned the bolt is oftentimes so tight, that a wrench will round off the bolt head.So a socket should really be used,but this would require you to remove the pulley first.However,if you can get this bolt to break loose without damaging the bolt head,go ahead & break it loose then remove the other 2 bolts completely.Now back the top bolt out until it almost contacts the pulley,then hold onto the pump/bracket with one hand while you begin to back the bolt out a little at a time.As long as you keep the weight off the bolt as you're backing it out,by supporting the pump/bracket with your hand,& you move the pump/bracket towards the radiator as you loosen the bolt at the same time,the bracket will come off as soon as the end of this bolt clears the block.Doing this from underneath is most likely gonna be the best method due to the weight and the bolts close proximity to the pump/pulley.
You can remove the pump from the bracket or the bracket from the block using the following methods.Rent a pulley removal tool for a refundable deposit at your local parts store and remove the pulley.If you remove the pulley,you can use a socket on the hard to access/extract bolt I discussed in method 1 and this will let you remove the bracket/pump as one unit or just remove the pump only.If the bracket is not gonna be in the way of what you're doing and the pump/ reservoir is the only thing you need to get off,just remove the 3 short bolts holding the pump to the bracket,pull the pump off & leave the bracket where its at.
A member of another site stated he drilled a larger hole in one of the slots in his ps pump pulley so that he was able to use a socket & extension to slide through his newly made pulley hole to extract all 3 bolts that hold the ps pump to the ps pump bracket.He then extracted 1 bolt,rotated the pulley til the hole was aligned with the next bolt,extracted it & done the same to the last of the 3 bolts.This would be great,but unfortunately,he was using an aftermarket pulley with the slots in it,so that wouldn't work for someone like yourself who has the oem pulley still in place.
Hope this helps.