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Power steering pump (move out of way) 96' 850

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crazy_frog
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Power steering pump (move out of way) 96' 850

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I have a CEL with a code P0172. I was looking around and I found a vacuum elbow with a hole in it that I think may be setting off the CEL. The repair I am speaking of is posted below.

http://volvospeed.com/Repair/vacuum_lines.php

What I am thinking is that I want to "move the power steering pump out of the way." Does anyone have a good write up on how this is done or some guidance they could offer?

Do I need to remove the bolts that you access through the pulley?

I don't want to disconnect any fluid lines (if i don't have to); I just want to be able to move pump out of the way so I can have better access to that vacuum elbow.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
96' 850 Turbo 90k
90' 740 Turbo 150k
Portland, OR

nevuk
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Post by nevuk »

hi mate not familiar with the petrol version but i removed my power steering pump off my 850 tdi and i had to remove the two bolts through the pully wheel to move it free off its bracket, i did not have to undo any pipes so no lose of any fluid

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You remove the pump spacer bolt, then the guard plate, then the two bolts holding the pump on the inside of the car, then thru the pulley there are 3 bolts (feel around for them). After that just lift off.
1995 850 GLT Wagon w/ 185,000 miles

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Post by crazy_frog »

That's awesome! Thanks, you.
96' 850 Turbo 90k
90' 740 Turbo 150k
Portland, OR

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Post by wheelsup »

You're welcome. That was done with the intake manifold off so I'm not sure about access with it on, but IIRC it looks very doable.
1995 850 GLT Wagon w/ 185,000 miles

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Post by crazy_frog »

My car has 90k on it. Now I am kinda thinking maybe it would make more sense to pull the intake manifold and replace the pcv system. And while I am there do the vacuum elbow. What do you all think?
96' 850 Turbo 90k
90' 740 Turbo 150k
Portland, OR

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Post by jblackburn »

Now I am kinda thinking maybe it would make more sense to pull the intake manifold and replace the pcv system. And while I am there do the vacuum elbow. What do you all think?
Good thinking! :mrgreen:
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Post by JimBee »

Persistence pays off. This writeup of how to remove the power steering pump should be headlined in db.
JB

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