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PostSubject: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyWed Nov 12, 2008 2:13 pm

I am trying to replace the coupling in the supercharger. To do this I have to remove the main bracket that holds the alternator, idle pulleys, power steering pump etc.

I have got to the point to where I need to remove the bracket bolt behind the power steering pump. It looks as if the only way is to remove the pump, but there doesn't appear to be room to remove the lower power steering pump bolt, (the pulley is in the way and there doesn't appear to be any way of removing the pulley).

Any ideas how I can either remove the alternator bracket without taking off the power steering pump, or how to remove the power steering pump bolts?
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyWed Nov 12, 2008 4:04 pm

To change the coupler I found it easier to pull the whole SC off instead of doing it with it on the car. If you are taking the whole SC off you can leave the alternator braket/pulley braket on and just remove the throttle cable braket on the other side. Then the SC can lift up, and out of the alternator braket towards the TB side of the SC. Its a bit more involved, but I think there are a few good reasons for doing the coupler with the SC off the car.
1# you dont spill the bit of SC oil you cant get out the fill port all over the side of your engine
2#I found it easier to get the snout off when I could move it around on a work bench
3# when re-assembleing, if you can have the SC sitting up on end you won't have SC oil running down to the clean surface you are trying to re-seal with gasket maker.
4# even with all the vac lines and fuel found it to be easier than getting all the braket and pulley, power steering pump stuff off

If you do find a good way to get all that stuff off with not much trouble make sure to post pics, cause it could save some headaches for others.

If you want info on changing the coupler with the SC off the car check out this thread:

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-i-engine-transmission-f13/write-up-95sc-changing-the-coupler-in-an-eaton-m62-t4421.htm

If you want to know how to remove the SC check out the parts of this writeup that is about the SC:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-i-engine-transmission-f13/write-up-lower-intake-manifold-change-on-a-95-t4250.htm


Hope it works out for you!

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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyWed Nov 12, 2008 8:33 pm

If you wish to continue with removing the power steering pump you will need a proper / special power steering pump pulley puller and installer.
Do Not try and use a jaw type puller as you will destroy the pulley in the process. All the local auto parts stores i.e. Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, etc. have the puller/installer to loan or rent.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyWed Nov 12, 2008 10:04 pm

or you can also find a pulley puller at most hardware and tool stores, i got one for 10$

Edit:
heres what the whole thing looks like off if it helps:
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/j_siesel2000/superchargercomponents7.jpg

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PostSubject: Sounds like a plan!   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 3:18 pm

Thank you very much Andrew and Rick. I'll take a look at what is involved to remove the S/C. I think you may be right? I would rather try and get the S/C off than try and get the power steering pump off. cheers

I also have to replace the water pump. I don't know if removing the S/C will help that job too? I understand that you have to remove the engine mount to do that? Thanks again,

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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyFri Nov 21, 2008 3:13 pm

I replaced the power steering pump on my car. You access the pump bolts through a hole in the pully. It wasn't too awfully hard. That being said, I've had a new coupler for a couple of months because I don't feel like doing it again. I may try taking the whole SC off also.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyTue Dec 02, 2008 2:12 pm

I've done it both ways several times, and I can tell you that even with the more generous working space under the hood of an H body, I'll pull the SC any day.

This is also a very good time to clean the throttle body very well, the IAC, the IAC passage in the TB, and the MAF sensor. Your idle will improve in most cases, quite dramatically.

It looks like a daunting task, but it really isn't. First-timers with basic skills should do it in 4-6 hours if well prepared in advance. Once you've done one, 2-3 hours is typical.

FYI, it doesn't take more than an hour or two more at that point to replace the LIM gaskets.
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PostSubject: Thanks for the help willwren!   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptyWed Dec 03, 2008 4:37 pm

Hi willwren,
Thanks for the advice. I'll probably do that.
Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal   95 Riv lwr power steering bolt / alternator bracket removal EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 4:54 pm

This post is really dated but it helped me out a whole lot. Thanks everyone for your answers and tips.
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