My power steering pump had been leaking and making noise for a while. We'll Sunday evening, she gave up the ghost. So I called Ernie to borrow a truck and Dave to borrow his shop, picked up a pump at the dealer, and went to work.
One thing I love about White Horse is she's simple. Small block Chevy just like my truck in high school, basically. One thing we have on this girl, though, is a hydraulic pump for the flatbed, which sits right over the power steering pump.
No YouTube video here. We just went for it. Once the hydraulic pump was out of the way and the alternator was set aside, we could start to see the pump more clearly.
In the end, it was easier just to remove the whole bracket with the pump still attached.
The new pump didn't come with a pulley, so I ran down to a shop up the road and they switched them for me.
Bam! Back in business.
When you're pushing 300k miles, breakdowns are bound to happen. I plan on this being the last pickup I buy so I replace what I can with GM parts. Special thanks to Ernie and Dave for their generosity. A desperado like me is quite dependent on the assistance of others. May God greatly reward you. On to the next one!