03 February 2019

Six Pounds Two Man Lift

Marv and I have grappled with the beast and emerged victorious!

HUZZAH!  HUZZAH!  HUZZAH!

We have replaced the power steering pump on a 1996 Corvette Collector's Edition!

It should not have been such a struggle.

It should not have required two people.

But it did.

Why?

Because it apparently would have killed someone at GM to leave any slack at all in the hard line going from the pump to the rack.  Even worse, the routing of the line means that it can't be released from any clips or brackets to gain the slack.

So you have to remove the pump from the bracket before you can get the line detached because it's the only thing that can move.

When putting it back in you have to fight both lines to get it aligned with its holes.

One person pries, the other puts in screws.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Angus;

    Ahhh, the joys of working on cars...My wife wondered where my colorful vocabulary came from

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  2. Had to replace the starter on my 96 Safari. In a parking lot. And someone had stolen my jack. (Starter was on bottom of the engine partially hidden by the transmission and requires being able to fold time and space to make an X+2 sized object fit into an X sized hole. So that was fun. GM has much to answer for in the afterlife.

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