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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:37 pm

Hey. This might be the wrong place for this but I guess it will work. I just got my power steering pump. It is the one with the bolt on pulley. I am having no luck getting the half moon piece into the shaft. I put it in the freezer overnight but it still did not go in. I don't want to put Channel Locks on it and mark up my shaft. Any tricks for an old dog? Thanks.
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Post by bigredlaguna Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:01 am

You might try again with the cold key, but heat the shaft with a map gas torch.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:02 am

Definitely put the key in the fridge over night. But I would be careful heating up the shaft. You might melt the shaft seal if you get it too hot.
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Post by fasrnur Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:12 am

If worse comes to worse, you could always take a file to the side of the key and lightly file one side down enough to still get a tight fit on the key?
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:37 pm

Cool. I will try that. Thanks.
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Post by 73ss Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:45 pm

See if there is a threaded hole in the end of the shaft. You can rent a PS pulley install tool at any parts store if it does. The tool will draw the pulley on as you thread it in the end of the shaft. Not all of them had it.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:42 pm

Kevin, the power steering pump I pulled off my 454 looks like this. It does not have a provision for a key.

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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:15 am

Hey. Mine looks like that but came with the slot and key. Unfortunately I have bigger fish to fry right now. I just smoked the transmission on my H2 yesterday on the way home from work. It’s at the shop and my SS is out of inspection. I am still having some clearance issues getting my wheels to fit so I had to steal my wife’s truck. Putting her in a rental. She is not real happy about that.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:07 am

When it rains it pours!
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