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#1 applegump

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:43 AM

Im leaking power steering fluid from the power steering pump or somewhere close to it. I checked prices for the pump, but :eek: over $300. Im thinking there must be some seals in the pump and as the pump works fine, Im thinking of replaceing the seals. Taking the whole pump apart doesn't seem too dificult. But where can I get the seals? Do dealers have em? Or can they be made somehow?

Any help appreciated, thanks.

#2 Legacy777

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 08:23 AM

I don't know if they make a rebuild kit. You may want to see if you can find a used pump.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:01 PM

I can pull a used pump rust free from CO. The yard gets $25 and about $15 to ship Fedex. Let me know Lmdew@hotmail.com

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:33 PM

houses. It may require a press and puller to disassemble though.I rebuilt a Chevy one years ago ago and just took the seal in to a commercial bearing house and matched it up.
If you live in the country it might be tough to have access to bearing wholesalers.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:29 PM

I don't think you need a press. I've taken the pulley off to change it.

It's not worth tearing apart....just get a used one for cheap.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:35 PM

Possibly, you can just get an o-ring that replaced the one in between the pump and reservoir. I know mine had some leaking problem consistently and I thought it was the whole pump. I decide to go with the cheaper solution and bought an o-ring and now mine is perfectly dry. Drain your PS fluid, unscrew the two bolts holding the reservoir to the pump and take out the o-ring and take it to an auto parts store and get the correct size o-ring. Install it and see if it fixes the leaking. Afterall, the o-ring is less than a dollar so you won't sacrifice an arm for it.

If it's still leaking, let me know as I have a good used pump (I think) and I can ship it to you for just the shipping charge. Just let me know.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:56 PM

Do the o-ring thing first !
It is the o-ring 99 % of the time on the base of the reservoir
If you get the o-ring from the dealership they may want to sell you 2 o-rings there is a TSB on this
Put both in

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#8 applegump

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 08:00 AM

Wow, thanks for all the tips, Im gonna try the o ring, Im thinking its that too. I'll keep ya'll informed. :)




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