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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 03, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a power steering pump that looks like it's leaking from behind the pulley. Is there a seal there that can be replaced or is it better to just get a new Power Steering pump?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 03, 04:39 AM
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There is a seal in there that can be replaced. Just make sure that the shaft isn't worn where the seal touches it, that the shaft thrust and bearing wear are'nt excessive. Any of these problems would require rebuilding/replacing the pump.

The harder task is removing the pulley to get access to the seal! Make sure you use a correct P/S pulley removal tool that grabs it by the hub. If you try to take it off any other way, you WILL destroy the pulley! It presses back on with a 3/8" coarse nut/bolt and some big washers.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 03, 07:36 AM
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I redid mine using a seal kit from either Rick's or D&R. It was not that difficult.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 03, 10:27 AM
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Believe it or not your local parts store will have the rebuild kits! I found one by simply asking at the Autozone counter and they had them in stock. They will ask you some questions so I would take your pump apart first and then carry the old seals/pieces to the store with you.
As I recall, it was $12 for the kit..
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