Well, that was fun.
Since I have an 04 SSR, I had to remove the PCM. That was interesting in that getting to the bolt on the side of the electrical connectors was a bit tight.
I removed the OEM power steering pump without much of a "problem".
The pulley removal wasn't too bad. The pulley installation on the new pump - OMG. It kept trying to go on at an angle. It seems the tools I rented from AutoZone had a slight bend to the pulley installer. It even put a small lip on the inside of the pulley.
I was able to shave down the lip the first attempt created and I finally got it installed.
The o-ring supplied with the new pump for the reservoir was causing a leak. The original o-ring is just a bit larger/thicker. I had to remove the reservoir from the pump while it was on the engine. Again
It's installed now without any leaks, but this pump is a bit noisier than the OEM pump under load. The OEM pump was being replaced due to a bearing noise.
I compared the new pump operational noise with my 2010 Camaro's power steering pump, and it's not much different (maybe 10 percent louder).
At least it's installed and without any leaks.