For the first step, the belts are removed and the process of reaching the stock power steering pump begins.
Matt then removes the pulley wheel; you really don’t have a lot of extra room to work with when doing this. The shop owner has been fixing and modifying vehicles as a business for nearly 10 years as he has successfully taken his hobby and passion for working on trucks and made it into his career.
In order to reach the old steering pump a lot of parts need to be removed so it can easily be accessed and this includes removing the aFe intake.
With everything cleared out of the way, we’re now able to get our first good look at the pump and, more importantly, our first look at the bracket that at the time we didn’t realize would need to be modified. The pump didn’t come with printed instructions so we went into this install thinking this would be a simple bolt-on replacement.