Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2007 V6 4L
While I was taking my power steering pump out, I manager to brake one of the two brackets (or anchors) that attach it to the main body of the engine. It is an SOL type of situation, i.e. not repairable unless the whole engine is taken out and the thing us welded back onto it but I don't think even that is possible because it would have to be calibrated to match the hole positions on the pump, which is a c**pchute at best.
I think the thing could be mounted in just one anchor, especially because the one that is left has the longer screw. But if that screw became loose, the pump might wiggle and I was wondering if that may be an issue and cause the fluid hose to come off. Especially because that will compromise the position of the pulley relative to the serpentine belt.
So I am reaching out to the guru community to assess the severity of this breakage. Do you think the pump will be okay remounted on only one anchor? Is there any way to restore the fixed position of the pump on the serpentine belt? I still have the broken off piece, in case it can somehow be used to remedy the situation.