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All good now. The pump wasn't all that bad to R & R, but the drivers side turbo tube gave me crap. I forgot the brand I used as a replacement, but it has a lifetime warrantee from Advanced Auto. Also came with the reservoir. Core charge was $30. Pulley removal and install tool kit is available for rental from O'Reilly's.
-Was a straight bolt in, no seals to change out. Here's a how to if anybody needs it.
-Take the belts off the pulley, pop off the pulley, (it's a press on type for future reference). Soak it in PB the day before you tackle it.
-Remove the bolts securing the pump to the mount.
-Pull the Drivers side, Turbo tube if not done already.
-Lift up the pump and pull the lines off. (this will be messy, make sure you've got a big drip pan under there) 3 lines if I recall...
-Pull the pump out.
-Install is reverse order.
-Install turbo tube
-Jack front wheels off the ground.
-Bleed the system
-Add ATF a little at a time, as it will over flow if you cycle it too fast.
-Cycle lock to lock about 25-35 times (or until all the air bubbles are gone and nice smooth steering is felt) and top off.
-Remove jackstands and lower the truck.
-Take a nice trip around the block and and park it a few times and check it out.
-Enjoy smooth assisted steering once again.
01 Excursion 7.3L with some goodies.