How to Replace a Power Steering Pump

Power steering pump making noise? Heavy steering? Power steering leak? Learn how to replace a power steering pump and leaking power steering lines to fix a steering wheel that is hard to turn or a noisy power steering pump. Replacing a power steering pump and power steering lines is really simple to do and can be done at home with common hand tools.

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix22 dagar sedan

    Hope you guys learned something new! Next up I will be gutting the car for a roll cage. Time is super tight with the first race starting June 11th and finishing June 13th! I have a lot planned so lets see how it goes! Here are some videos to expect: -How much weight can you get out of your car (weight reduction) -How to install a quick release steering wheel -How to install a battery cutoff -How to install a fire suppression system -What is it like to race for your first time EVER!

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  • Andres Garcia

    Andres Garcia

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    Your videos now are phenomenal, I remember being one of the first few followers now your doing big things man , very informative and on point

  • Drew


    2 dagar sedan

    Have a great day racing tommorow!

  • Lawerence Hoffman

    Lawerence Hoffman

    3 dagar sedan

    Thank you thank you thank you! I hope you know how helpful your videos really are! I’ve been watching you for years and you’ve been helping me with my car journey and mechanics troubles. Thank you from one young man learning one step at a time. You’re the man

  • Vbucks Noob
    Vbucks Noob2 timmar sedan

    Ayo where is the driftstang

  • Hamza Rana
    Hamza Rana8 timmar sedan

    ive watched every chrisfix video but i dont even have a car

  • DiscoZula
    DiscoZula8 timmar sedan

    Instructions unclear, my car had no power steering

  • Loony Toon
    Loony Toon10 timmar sedan

    The Pump was already replaced btw, i see the old one is from LuK ("Lamellen- und Kupplungsbau" / lamella- and clutchproduction). They invented the dual-mass flywheel 1985. But of course today its just a name / brand and not a standard for quality.

  • Victor Severin
    Victor Severin16 timmar sedan

    Oh man, working on BMWs is just so annoying overall, and the fact that the whole cooling system is plastic, as many other parts is just...straight up not a good time haha

  • Kursorer
    Kursorer20 timmar sedan

    Power steering is for sissies

  • Tolgahan Akyüz
    Tolgahan Akyüz20 timmar sedan

    the underside of the car is full of rust and oil. not safe at all

  • Gold Leon
    Gold Leon20 timmar sedan

    in order not to break the steering wheel it is necessary to hang out the front wheels

  • B Humphries
    B Humphries21 timme sedan

    It's crazy how cramped a space the pump is in. Is it like this in most vehicles nowadays?

  • SkyTheSkid
    SkyTheSkid22 timmar sedan

    My dads truck which is a 96 Chevy You can put new power steering fluid in then in like 2 days you would have to put more it Gotta love leaking

  • SkyTheSkid
    SkyTheSkid22 timmar sedan

    Cris ur my new dad You can’t say no so ur stuck with me (:

  • Mongkol Rathanak
    Mongkol RathanakDag sedan

    What do you mean bad steering pumps

  • sher ullah
    sher ullahDag sedan

    Sir please I have a problem with my car indeed my Toyota premio car power steering working so hard at right steering , yesterday I approached to get it fixed. mechanic had opened the main power hose line and drive out the piston and then draw out the bottom drain out filter and then re fixed the piston and main hose line then he added the fresh power oil simply then he start engine and result is that now the steering is more harder at both side the problem now is bigger and mechanic is puzzled he yet failed to find reason. Please if you guide solving my this problem

  • Termsak Rattanyu
    Termsak RattanyuDag sedan

    Thank you guy to make it easy to understand. p.s. Lift the front wheel made you turn a streering wheel easier in first time.( Sorry if you already done that.)

  • TJB Vlogs and gaming
    TJB Vlogs and gamingDag sedan

    Chris I have a question are you looking at a house with a huge shed for your projects?

  • Kieran Taylor
    Kieran TaylorDag sedan

    My chev cruze had its pulley seize and when it did it snapped the belt... and because GM is no longer in South Africa and due to covid it was very difficult to find the pulley to replace it

  • roy millar
    roy millarDag sedan

    Great vids straight to the point At last 😎😎

  • hüsamettin akar
    hüsamettin akarDag sedan

    Thank god I just discovered your channel. I am interested in cars and oh man this channel is perfect!

  • Green Mile Media
    Green Mile MediaDag sedan

    The soapy-wooder ad on the print out ebay page killed me. Despite this, you may go to the funeral.

  • Miguel Moreno2
    Miguel Moreno2Dag sedan

    Did the pump ever quiet down ?

  • Katelyn Muller
    Katelyn MullerDag sedan

    Everybody Gangsta til they hear, “Hey guuuuys! ChrisFix here.”

  • Timothy Lucas
    Timothy LucasDag sedan

    Jeezz.. why am I watching this.. I can't even properly wash my car😅

  • Jesus Cansino
    Jesus CansinoDag sedan

    Thx men this help with my truck it need to be really when I turn 16

  • Levi Vaughan
    Levi VaughanDag sedan

    My steering is always stiff, didn't have power steering in 1961. Also, it may be good to mention that the torque specs you mention are for your specific vehicles, so that someone doesn't destroy their car trying to fix it. Maybe tell us to research the specs? Anyways, nice work, as always.

  • Steven Kelley
    Steven KelleyDag sedan

    Such clean concise work; he's like a rocket surgeon. (wait, wha?) ;-)

  • Trevor Barns
    Trevor Barns2 dagar sedan

    Damn that power steering pump went from $141 to $161 after ChrisFix's purchase with no make offer option.

  • Ramon Gonzalez
    Ramon Gonzalez2 dagar sedan

    That serpentine belt does not look reusable 👀

  • Parsa Kondori
    Parsa Kondori2 dagar sedan

    Can’t wait for the quick release wheel video

  • Michael
    Michael2 dagar sedan

    The Ebay seller is watching this video thinking he needs to increase his price.

  • Abhishek Raj
    Abhishek Raj2 dagar sedan

    From this........ To this

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    مصطفى دودو2 dagar sedan

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  • chana100red
    chana100red2 dagar sedan

    Your video tutorials are really good and informative. i like the way you explain each step. i wish I had a good mechanic or engineer like you in the UK. We are always getting robbed in the UK simply because the mechanics are over charging us and seem to do a half decent job!

  • weedman72
    weedman722 dagar sedan

    This detriment me to buy a project car

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    Matrix Esee2 dagar sedan

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  • I'm Dead Inside
    I'm Dead Inside2 dagar sedan

    I am 13 I do not own a car or have a driver's license but for some reason I still watch your videos 😂

  • Amanda Eudy
    Amanda Eudy2 dagar sedan

    The cryp connector lol

  • 2010MegaScooter
    2010MegaScooter2 dagar sedan

    Chris - you forgot to mention that having and driving on no power steering is bad on the rack and pinion.

  • ahmed elwaseh
    ahmed elwaseh2 dagar sedan

    Hi Chris we need a video about Timing belt replacement, basics and principles. thx

  • Alver K
    Alver K2 dagar sedan

    I don't know you already did, can you make video with power steering cooler install/tune?

  • Pixellated
    Pixellated2 dagar sedan

    I love these videos you put out, I spent 3k at a dealership to get my car fixed and felt like I got ripped off. Now I can do these myself

  • Spongeroberto Squarepantalones
    Spongeroberto Squarepantalones2 dagar sedan

    BMW's are bottomless money pits

  • Joshua Richardson
    Joshua Richardson2 dagar sedan

    Hey Chris I have a 2011 chevy equinox ltz 3.0L V6 my power steering pump is whining and weird noises when I drive and when I start it up. Should i replace the pump and pulley and the belt

  • Nakul Naik
    Nakul Naik2 dagar sedan

    Ah yes, the premier racing series, The 24 Hours of Lemon.

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  • Matteo Pascazio
    Matteo Pascazio2 dagar sedan

    You really know your stuff man, excellent video. This video inspires me to get back into working on cars. I took an auto mechanic class in 11th grade. It was a lot of fun and I did pretty well. Working on cars is fun and interesting. I love Snap-On tools.

  • Clemsnman
    Clemsnman2 dagar sedan

    You forgot the part where you curse all Germans and promise to learn German swear words like scheiste! Then you take the repaired car for a ride and remember why you bought a bmw and all is forgiven Until the next thing breaks…

  • Scottysworld Co
    Scottysworld Co2 dagar sedan

    Hey Chris, many thanks for this and a lot of great videos, saved me a lot $$$, stopped going to the mech, except for heavy stuff and lift, you really helped me get my 92 Crown Vic P71 Interceptor back in great shape. Retired DOD occasionally driven. The last video you saved me big was replacing the odometer gears, was told I could only get a whole odometer. You've encouraged me to keep it up and well maintained. Peace Bro, Good health and safety to your family and friends.

  • Satujoda Srivathsav
    Satujoda Srivathsav2 dagar sedan

    Hi Chris! I just started watching your vids and I have probably binged most of them. And to think you live so close to where I m (New Brunswick)is unreal . I got my first car like 8 months back... it’s a 2016 golf r.... kindly consider making some videos on a golf... the way you explain things is nothing short of amazing.. thank you

  • TheVanBourner
    TheVanBourner2 dagar sedan

    I'd sell the original wheels if you have konigs. Those can net you another $100. Also the carpet you removed later on - I'd try to sell it too. Someone with a flooded car would be hapy to have a non-moldy carpet.

  • Retroboy1965
    Retroboy19652 dagar sedan

    if you clean up the rims you could sell them

  • Drew
    Drew2 dagar sedan

    Wow I don't even know a thing about how power steering works and yet this is still interesting to watch. I was reading up on it and saw about a new tech called 'EPAS', which is electric. It's interesting as I have a Toyota 4Runner with hydraulic steering and a Mazda CX-5 with EPAS. I think the Toyota steers better then the Mazda even though EPAS is arguably better as it is not putting drag on the engine. At least that's what I can conclude based on what I know...

  • Aaron Waterman
    Aaron Waterman2 dagar sedan

    Chris really used ramps instead of jack stands just to show us he's been hitting the gym

  • bradley morgan
    bradley morgan2 dagar sedan

    makes me sad you didn't flush the steering cooler and rack...

  • Lucka Jaliashvili
    Lucka Jaliashvili3 dagar sedan

    who else remembers that one part from wangan midnight when the guy used a girl's clothes as a belt ik it's random

  • Lucka Jaliashvili
    Lucka Jaliashvili3 dagar sedan

    without power steering the wheel literally feels like a go kart wheel

  • PumpkinIsOrange
    PumpkinIsOrange3 dagar sedan

    can we just appriciate the camera angles he prepared for us. His angles under the engine bay was soo good

  • Floyd Simpson
    Floyd Simpson3 dagar sedan

    Please do rack and pinion next

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  • Overdrive1587
    Overdrive15873 dagar sedan

    an extra little tip would be having the front wheels off the ground/ramps making it easier to turn lock to lock until fluid got in there

  • Geoff Young
    Geoff Young3 dagar sedan

    Awesome video mate. I really enjoyed it. Something I have never done.

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  • Geovany Vblogs
    Geovany Vblogs3 dagar sedan

    those old ford pumps gave a ford that ford sound lol you knew a ford was around lol

  • Cody Yarbrough
    Cody Yarbrough3 dagar sedan

    Chrisfix is ripped look at his biceps 😃

  • RobloxGamer
    RobloxGamer3 dagar sedan

    i help my dad with a jetta it was cool

  • Stu Katz
    Stu Katz3 dagar sedan

    You used the wrong fluid. E46 use ATF not power steering fluid

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    Cooking Parker3 dagar sedan

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  • John Lovis
    John Lovis3 dagar sedan

    The amount of knowledge you have is insane, such a good channel, love from uk 🇬🇧 ❤️

  • patrick irish
    patrick irish3 dagar sedan

    Can’t wait for the race! I hope you document it!

  • Daniel Maximov
    Daniel Maximov3 dagar sedan

    My man uploaded this video on my birthday. What a legend

  • Christian Casey
    Christian Casey3 dagar sedan

    Can you do a easy breakline fix video

  • Pepper :D
    Pepper :D3 dagar sedan

    do you use your blinkers on the bmw?

  • Dimitri Morselli
    Dimitri Morselli3 dagar sedan

    How did you get the correct torque spec with the Flare Nut Crows Foot Wrench?

  • Joshua Sprucie
    Joshua Sprucie3 dagar sedan

    05:55 Bottom right of the paper. Great advertising by the way it must have cost you a fortune ;)

  • Vincent Shoemaker
    Vincent Shoemaker3 dagar sedan

    ChrisFix at the beggining of the video: "We gonna use common tools" ChrisFix later @11:11 showing a magic trick with a red box

  • clyde8drive
    clyde8drive3 dagar sedan

    Rotting power steering line curtesy of NJDOT salt and brine. brake lines are probably shot too.

  • Agent Motive
    Agent Motive3 dagar sedan

    Chris is like tech support but doesn't have a Indian accent and does cars instead of phones and I hope he won't scam me

  • Erer1243
    Erer12433 dagar sedan

    this is just a project car vlog disguised as instructional content

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  • CFAN
    CFAN4 dagar sedan

    Soapy Wooder

  • Danny Izoita
    Danny Izoita4 dagar sedan

    sell your headlights and buy super cheap ones

  • Leonardo Seixas
    Leonardo Seixas4 dagar sedan

    3:06 the forbidden grape juice

  • aiden Mahoney
    aiden Mahoney4 dagar sedan

    6:01 the soapy wooder ad had me on the floor xD

  • Joe Schmo
    Joe Schmo4 dagar sedan

    I’m surprised you didn’t clean and paint the brackets.

  • Yohanes Indra Wijaya
    Yohanes Indra Wijaya4 dagar sedan

    why do i dont see adds in your videos

  • Cycl0n3
    Cycl0n34 dagar sedan

    As always nice video, well made, and simply explained! The only thing you might want to consider are self tightening springy hose clamps (don't know if there's a actual name for those) as screwing type clamps don't account for temperature changes during engine operation and different times of the year ...

  • Stan Benningow
    Stan Benningow4 dagar sedan

    When did he replace the lights on the truck?

  • Krazygamer91 _
    Krazygamer91 _4 dagar sedan

    My man Chrisfix showing those guns 💪🏻

  • Wesley Mays
    Wesley Mays4 dagar sedan

    Power steering fluid looks like strawberry Kool-Aid

  • Guss Hernandez
    Guss Hernandez4 dagar sedan

    Wow is so difficult. Master. 👎 video

  • Lee Smith
    Lee Smith4 dagar sedan

    Reminds me of my 2005 325i.. After five yrs the car became a cash eating monster. Radiator failed.. expansion tank cracked.. Windshield fluid pump.. Thermostats.. Plastic coolant lines.. Alternator.. PCV crankcase vent valve system.. Water pump.. Fuel pump.. Window motors and regulators.. Valve cover gasket.. Oil filter housing gasket.. Belts.. Upper and lower rubber intake hose.. Front and rear bushings.. Shocks and struts.. Light control module.. All failed. What a nightmare!

  • Brayan Hernandez
    Brayan Hernandez4 dagar sedan

    How is everything so easy for this man!!

  • Munir Azman
    Munir Azman4 dagar sedan

    Bmw E46 😎

  • nathancard
    nathancard4 dagar sedan

    You are so much more calm working on your E46 than I am with mine. I didn’t hear you curse even once.

  • The wizzzz559
    The wizzzz5594 dagar sedan

    Good video

  • kkisawesome
    kkisawesome4 dagar sedan

    Why the hell did bmw use a plastic pulley? Those things should have premium parts.

  • JcherraX
    JcherraX4 dagar sedan

    Title: how to rellace a part Chrisfix: strips the entire car lol

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  • Russell Marsh
    Russell Marsh4 dagar sedan

    Are you deadmau5, too?