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dltucker77 12-24-2012 01:46 PM

07 power stearing issues
 
I have gone through two PS pumps. Seems like my third is playing out. I constantly have to put fluid in it because it leaks down. Anyone else having or had issues? Any solutions?

nwbronco 12-24-2012 04:24 PM

I had the original fail. Got a re-built from NAPA. Holding up fine.

Bob K.

dltucker77 12-27-2012 08:43 PM

Thanks. Like I said, I am fixing to have to put # 4 on.

nwbronco 12-27-2012 10:00 PM

Where are you getting them from?

3JKs1H1 12-27-2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by nwbronco (Post 3150287)
Where are you getting them from?

What he said. Got bubbles in the resovoir? I assume it's leaking out the shaft behind the pulley? Flush the system and bleed it. PS pump should last 100K miles. They make inline filters but that shouldn't be necessary.

ESP 12-27-2012 11:29 PM

Are you replacing each time with OEM? Who is doing the work?

dltucker77 12-28-2012 03:37 PM

I had a guy that worked on it. Not sure where he was getting the parts or what brand it was. Yes there are bubbles in the reservoir. I wouldnt even know where to begin on replacing one or installing an inline filter. I just keep filling it up and rolling on.

3JKs1H1 12-28-2012 03:47 PM

degrease the area and lightly hose it off. The pump/steerign gear box, and anywhere the lines run. Air bubbles indicate a leak from somewhere, so you should see it on clean surfaces. It could be a loose hose, missing o-ring on a line, etc. If you cannot repair it yourself, I'd go somewhere else. If he isn't warranting his work (free) -he is either using bad parts or isn't very good at his job.

Power steering pumps require bleeding before you start the engine (same with replacing the steering box). If that pump runs dry for just a bit, it'll get ruined.

dltucker77 12-30-2012 09:35 AM

Thanks for the info. I am going to check on a rebuilt pump tomorrow. How hard are they to replace yourself?

nwbronco 12-31-2012 01:07 PM

Simple enough. You will need a clam shell type pulley puller. Do not use a fork type. The core is metal but the majority of it is plastic. Remove the lines from the pump, cover the lines with a platic bag and duct tape. This will keep yo grom losing all the fluid. Take the old pump off. Use the puller to pull the pulley. Use it again to install the pulley on the new pump. Install new pump. Re-connect lines. Top off start engine. Note level of fluid. Turn wheels from lock to lock a few times. Top off again if needed. Check system again after a few days to see if fluid level is satisfactory.

Bob K.


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