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Welding to fix power steering pump bracket?

While figuring my alternator issues. I happen to notice that two of the three mounting points for the power steering pump bracket where is attaches to the head had decided to snap off. Question is, Can I weld the break area? The composition of the metal has that scary metal flaking look to it. You know the kind that melts or will not weld when hit with an arc welder.
Can I do it? I only have an Arc but could put my hands on a mig if needed.
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BTW, My alternator issues turned out to be that the alternator pulley was squeezed in one spot causing the belt to be pinched and then hop.
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Re: Welding to fix power steering pump bracket?

Isn't the metal for that bracket Aluminum? If memory serves me right it is. in that case you can Tig weld it. just make sure you clean it REALLY well. a while back I busted my bell housing, also aluminum, and we cleaned it and buddy Tig welded it back together for me. looks good as new and been fine ever since. call around to some machine shops or welding shops and get a quote, but you might find one in a junk yard for next to nothing. check waggies, old cherokees, anything with the same engine. Don't know about other makes of cars but maybe

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Re: Welding to fix power steering pump bracket?

Aluminum, that's what I was afraid of. I tried (not knowing that it was aluminum) welding a motorcycle brake handle with a torch once. I could not figure out why the metal was not heating up and turned red. Then it just melted and dripped to the floor. This was my introduction to aluminum.
I was hoping I could do it myself but Junk yard here I go.
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