Replaced P/S pump

I replaced my P/S pump on Saturday, and I painted pointless parts! Yup, I repainted the P/S pump brackets.

Here are the brackets after I wire brushed and cleaned them with brake cleaner:


Painted black:


I had to install it three times before I got everything fit correctly. The first time was aborted because I installed it with a belt wrapped around its back and without torqueing down the pulley to 55 ft/lbs, the second time was aborted when I realized I left out a spacer that goes between the left bracket and the upper bolt.

I figured out an inventive way to remove the pulley from the old pump with a faucet handle remover. It worked like a charm:

On my trip to and from work on Monday, the new pump performed great.

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