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Steering pump questions

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I swapped the vacuum pump today but while trying to tighten the steering pump belt, I pushed it the wrong way and the #@$# plastic hose nipple broke off.

It will be Monday before I can get the money to replace the pump. Even then I'll have to drive about 30 miles to get the money and parts.

So first, will driving the truck without the pump do any harm (other than to my arms)?

Second, seems to me that I saw a post about replacing these plastic pumps with an older, all metal pump. Any ideas on that?
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Make sure the gear box has lubrication, then have fun.
Doesn't the alternator belt drive the water pump as well? It's been a while, can't remember...I've slept since then.
Come to think about it,doesn't the vacuum pump drive off of the alternator, opposite side of the engine from the power steering pump?
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