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Power Steering Pump Rebuild?

Mine's puking I think, I can get a complete rebuild kit for $14, reman pump for $43 so i wanna give her a shot.

just never done one before, is it a PITA and is it worth doing yourself?

do any of the hard parts normally wear out or is it always the seals & such that the kit has?

truck has 118K or so.

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You can do it yourself. Not that hard. I recommend you remove the whole mount and pump together. Then using the pulley puller, remove the pulley, then remove the pump. Then mount the new pump to the mount and install the pulley using the pulley puller. Then install back in the truck. Fill the resivior. Put the front of the truck on jack stands. Then with the engine off turn the tires left to right from full lock to full lock. This bleeds out the system. Do not do this with truck running. All you will do is pump air into the system and cause damage to the pump. Once the system is bled, remove the truck from jackstands and start the truck up and check the fluid level.


Whole thing takes about an hour and half.


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Pulley needs a shop to press off and onto the shaft. I paid about $49 and $10 for shop labor. Pulley will not come off any other way (that I could figure out).
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Pulley needs a shop to press off and onto the shaft. I paid about $49 and $10 for shop labor. Pulley will not come off any other way (that I could figure out).
Special pulley puller for power steering pumps. It can be rented from pretty much any autoparts store. I did my complete pump replacement at my house.


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Special pulley puller for power steering pumps. It can be rented from pretty much any autoparts store. I did my complete pump replacement at my house.
yea, i have one too. got it after i did my vac. pump when it was on sale.

why should i take whole mount out? not enough room or wha? seems like a big bulky PITA?

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well after looking at the instructions and talkin to another guy, i think im just gonna replace the pump. the shaft bushing will need to be pressed in and it looks like there are other parts that could wear out that dont come in the kit so rebuilt is the way to go, plus life time warranty.

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