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Old 03-04-2015, 04:47 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Power Steering Pump

Hey guys.

So about a year and a half ago I had an issue with my original power steering pump. The car sat for about half a year while I repaired other things on it as well. I had the pump finally replaced July 2014, but once again, the car sat while I was getting around to tackling other things like fuel injectors, fuel rail, and a bad coil.

I finally finished everything two or three weeks ago and bled the power steering fluid, as I found out the guy I had put the pump in did not bleed the old fluid out.

Well, afterwards I noticed the steering was fine..... until I started going at slower idle speeds. I took it to the Nissan Stealership to have them tell me what was wrong with it after I couldn't personally find any leaks (reservoir fluid was smooth and free of air bubbles). Then I was told I should replace the pump and that the return line was leaking (fluid level has NOT changed since I've filled it). How that was determined without actually taking anything off the car is beyond me. It IS making noise and hard to turn at parking speeds though.

The current pump on the car is a Cardone Select I ordered from Rockauto. I still have the original pump that came new on the car and was thinking of replacing all the seals in it and trying to put it back on to see how that works.

Two questions:
1). When a pump is bad, what exactly on or in the pump needs to be fixed for it to work again?
2). Has anyone ever simply replaced the seals on their power steering pump as opposed to purchasing another new or remanufactured one? (I kept the original pump when I installed the Rockauto pump) If so, how's that working out?
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Default Re: Power Steering Pump

check the tension on the belts. they could be on too tight or too loose.
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