83 cutlass supreme 307 y code- power steering bracket

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jim83

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Mar 21, 2018
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I'm trying to get the brackets out of the way to change a water pump- I have the nuts off on the pump stud & the block stud as well as the bolt & nut under the alt'
Are there any others?? What an I missing?? It doesn't budge . Could be on me, but would like any help - I did the w/p 10 years ago & can't remember it being this hard. Factory 2 vol shop manuals are no help
Thanks!!!!!!
To clarify- I'm just trying to get the bracket off so I can change the w/p- not trying to do the p/s pump
 
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383_StealthRam

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If I recall there is one nut/bolt that ties the LOWER Alternator bracket to the P/S bracket you would have to remove to separate them and slide the P/S Pump and brackets off the Water Pump studs. I think the P/S bracket is threaded, and it's a13mm bolt that goes in there, though some may actually use nut & bolt.

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jim83

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Bracket looks a little diffrent Than mine, I already have the upper nut off the w/p stud bracket also goes to a stud on the block & I have that nut off as well. Is there something behind the p/s pump? thanks, drawings were helpful- are they on the internet & if so link please
 
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69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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What about the bracket bolt on the block just above the oil pan behind the pump??? Be careful, there's a spacer (or should be) in there when you take the bolt off. It's a 5/8" head IIRC.
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

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These diagrams are very handy. If the spacers are left out, expect sqeeling belts or them flying off. The accessory attachment on the Olds V8 is my least favorite part.
 
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383_StealthRam

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using 69hurstolds diagram, brackets marked 7 & 9 would need that bolt/nut removed (#4 in the circular callout) to be taken out so the P/S bracket and pump can slide forward off the water pump/front cover studs.

I do recall some earlier 307's may have had that #4 bolt still go through the same P/S bracket (9), but there was a bracket that went to the exhaust manifold bolt. Frontmost one on driver's side exhaust manifold instead of the #7 ALT bracket.

You do definitely need to pull that 5/8 head bolt/spacer from the engine block driver side, just above the oil pan rail as well, but it sounded like you got that one already.

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