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Union bolt stuck on power steering pump

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:23 PM
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Default Union bolt stuck on power steering pump

I am a total newbie not only on this forum but also working on my car.

I am in the process of replacing my power steering pump. However, the union bolt on top is unmovable. It almost seems like the gasket melted under the bolt. Anyway, I cannot get the thing to budget all which has obviously stalled all progress.

Any ideas on how to get that bolt out?

Thanks

1996 Camry
4cyl 2.2L
 
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:30 PM
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The gasket may be two gaskets combined. The lower and upper with a connecting band in between. The bolt is torqued to 38 ft lbs.

If there is a wiring harness going to the fitting make sure you remove the pressure switch on top before the fitting.
 
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