4.9L Power steering pump problems
So I have been having problems getting the truck started lately. Belt squeaks for first 10 sec after start up. It takes anywhere from 3-7 seconds before it kicks over and rumbles on. Talked to my mech and he took a look at it...10 min later he said my power steering pump is bad and I need a new one...I said ok sounds easy enough I guess. He said no, you need a special tool and you wont be able to find it anywhere but I got one if you want me to do it.
Instead of paying out the a** for this...what are the signs for a bad pwr steering pump? It is is loud, but has dark red fluid and doesn't leak a drop.
Talked to O'Reilly's and they have the puller for the pwr pump that I can rent. But my Chiltons dosen't have anything on replacing it...is it difficult?
Any info would be amazing!