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Power steering pump

Postby ammiller83 » Fri May 28, 2021 8:17 am

Is it easy to rebuild the power steering pump?
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Re: Power steering pump

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sat May 29, 2021 5:27 am

Burnski has done it. But I think he's an expert.

https://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/ ... 7&p=377030

Here's a thread with some pics: https://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/ ... 6&p=361062

It looks "easy" but you need seal drivers and to be VERY careful.
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Re: Power steering pump

Postby TonyC » Sat May 29, 2021 11:04 am

I've recently done it, too, and picked up some valuable pointers. They're posted in other threads in this category; search them.

"Is it easy?" Well, it's easier than rebuilding a transmission, but it's not something just anyone can do without intrinsic tinkering skills, the corresponding chapter of the shop manual, and additional guidance from those who have done it. You can find the last bit from me in Greggory's "Power Steering" thread.

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Re: Power steering pump

Postby George W » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:26 am

If you do decide to rebuild/service your pump make sure that the pressed in nipple that connects to the fluid reservoir is tight in the pump body. Mine was loose and created a drip leak that was a nightmare necessitating taking everything apart and out again to be able to fix/seal the nipple joint into the pump body.
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