Chevrolet Corvette Power Steering Pumps Parts
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car manufactured by General Motors, an American company. Originally produced in 1953, the two-door car is available as a coupe and as a convertible.What does a Corvette power steering pump do?
When the car’s engine is running and you are driving, the Corvette’s power steering pump and its associated parts allow you to turn the wheel with ease. Without a power steering pump, turning the steering wheel of a Corvette would be extremely difficult.How do you replace a Corvette C3 power steering pump?
The Chevrolet Corvette C3 refers to the third generation Corvette. The Corvette C3 was manufactured from 1968 to 1982. Although the exterior and interior styling changed over the years, the engines and the chassis components have remained relatively the same.
- To remove the power steering pump, begin by removing the hoses. To prevent power steering fluid from escaping the pump, plug the pump fittings.
- Remove the drive belt by unscrewing the retaining nuts and pulling the belt off.
- Remove the bracket-to-pump bolts, and pull the power steering pump out. For Chevrolet Corvettes that have a big block engine, the alternator drive belt must be removed before taking out the bracket-to-pump bolts.
There are a few signs that you can look for to determine if the pump may have a problem. The pump may squeal after the car is started or whine when you are making turns. The steering wheel becomes stiff and hard to turn. Hard vibrations may be coming from the steering wheel.What is a remanufactured Corvette power steering pump?
A remanufactured Corvette power steering pump is an existing pump that has been rebuilt. Components of the pump have broken or failed and are replaced with new components. To ensure that a remanufactured power steering pump will work on your Corvette, be sure to check all the associated parts numbers of the component you are interested in purchasing against the part numbers that are currently on your vehicle.Why should you bleed power steering fluid from the pump?
You may experience some leaking from the power steering pump. Often, the leak is due to a problem with the power steering pressure hose. If air gets inside the power steering pump or hose, a moaning noise will be emitted and will grow louder during intense movement like parallel parking. If levels are low, add more power steering fluid. If you continue to experience low levels after adding more fluid, then a leak has likely occurred. Once the problem for the leak has been remedied, the power steering system should be flushed and bled of air.