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Old 07-31-2010, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i have a question 1997 ford taurus lx dohc 198.000 powersteering pump leaking how hard is it to rebuild the pump and how is it done, i can't afford the 70 to get a new pump! sigh sad i know but can anyone pls help me out here! thanks so much
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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50.00 at autozone , maybe $10-15 at a junkyard.
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50.00 at autozone , maybe $10-15 at a junkyard.
Ya well I ain't got fifty I got a re build kit junk yard wants 45 for pump screw that how do I rebuild it pls I need to get this done asap I work 45 min from my house and I am on the verge of losing my job bc my car is Down
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I have never heard of a home rebuild that didnt end up leaking more or ended up more noisy than before the rebuild attempt.

How much is it leaking? Where is it leaking from? Can you just add fluid every day or 2 so you can drive to / from work until you get the $$ for a replacement pump?
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its leaking so bad my belt is slipping and my car won't charge so ya, its a worth a shot
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Hi Jeff,

Your words discourage me! I just bought the PS rebuilding kit from AutoZone for $8. It contains many O-rings and some metal parts.

why, in your opinion, most home-mechnic rebuilding won't work?
what's the tricky part in this project?

If rebuilding doesn't improve at all, I'd rather spend $60 to get a
brand new pump, and save my precious time.

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I have never heard of a home rebuild that didnt end up leaking more or ended up more noisy than before the rebuild attempt.

How much is it leaking? Where is it leaking from? Can you just add fluid every day or 2 so you can drive to / from work until you get the $$ for a replacement pump?
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instead of telling me how it won't work, and everyone else can someone just tell me how to do it?
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Often times, seals have put a grove in the shaft, pump housing is worn, etc. A few O rings wont fix that. If only the shaft seal is leaking, you might get lucky and be able to save the pump.
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