The exact procedures to change the power steering pulley vary from car to car; The Project Asylum lists the procedures for changing the pulley off a Ford Taurus. A pulley installation and removal tool and a breaker bar are required.Continue Reading
Oiling the shaft allows the pulley to slip on easier and with less sticking points. Sticking points are points where a pressed part does not move without excessive force, which damages the pulley and tool.
Use the breaker bar to hold the jack screw stationary and a wrench to turn the puller body. Put a wood dowel through a hole in the pulley to prevent it from rotating. Both the pulley and the jack screw must be secured to prevent damage to the tool or the pump shaft.
If a sticking point is reached that cannot be passed without excessive force, remove the pulley and use a fine polishing paper inside the pulley hole, removing a minute amount of metal. Clean and re-lubricate the pulley.
The pulley will be fully installed when its flange meets the pump and the pulley is aligned with the other belted equipment.