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Experience:  Toyota Master Diagnostic
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Just trying to remove power steering pump to remove timeing

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just trying to remove power steering pump to remove timeing cover cant locate mounting bolts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

In order to get the power steering pump removed from the four-cylinder engine there are 2-14 mm bolts. It is almost impossible to get these bolts without removing the front engine mount which will have to come off anyway when you remove the timing cover. Once that front mount is removed lower the engine down as far as it will go this will bring the pulley down past the body far enough then go in with the 14 mm socket in about a 1 inch extension on a ratchet in the holes of the pulley itself and unbolt the bolts. The bolts will come out about three quarters of an inch once they are unthreaded than they stay in the actual power steering pump housing itself because the holes on the side of the cover are slotted take a prybar and pry the assembly away from the engine leaving the bolts in place they will slide over the U-shaped holes on the block. To put it back together once you have the pump out take one of the bolts and screwed into the threaded insert in the block and take a hammer and lightly tap on it to push the insert back just about 1/16 of an inch this will allow the pump to easily slide in once you have the cover back on. Don't forget to put your bolts into the pump housing for you slide into the position.

Expert:  Skyvisions replied 1 year ago.

Have a test illustration that shows you a little bit better.