Power Steering Pump Info

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  1. Snotty

    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Hey friends. I want to replace my power steering pump. Problem is, of the three that are available through Rockauto.com, which do I have?

    Can you tell me from the picture?

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    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    That pump does not look like it is leaking, why are you going to replace it? If it is making a lot of noise, try flushing out the old fluid and replace it with fresh power steering fluid. A lot of these pumps were noisy from aeration due to incorrect/contaminated fluid foaming in the pump.

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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    Question! Why do you want to replace it? What does it need that makes you want to replace it? Looks fine to me, maybe a little dirty is all!
     
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    3C's & a D? Well-Known Member

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    By the looks of the cap, I think that's the federal. And as I recall, the federal's have a larger pulley, around 7 inches? Versus Saginaw's 5 inch? Either will work with a belt change.- edit- when I did it l had a whole used known good one from a parts car I drove, the brackets are likely different.
     
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    I would just reseal it, most ''rebuilds'' are just cleaned and resealed. You then can paint, detail the pump if you like.
     
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    Federal Pump, you can easily tell by the mount bracket.
    The earlier TRW pumps looked similar, but had different mount brackets.
    And the Saginaw is completely different altogether.
     
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    Yep that's a Federal pump
     
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    Looks like, according to this, I have the Chrysler pump. Thanks!
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Is that the same as Federal?
     
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    For those that have asked, and I figured some of you would, it leaks and grinds. I have already rebuilt it once, new seals and all. Now, unless it is filled to half the tube, it grinds and whines. It's rather embarrassing to drive at such times. I have to top it off every other month.
     
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    Now we know the rest of the story, thanks!
     
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    Snotty Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I added fluid before I drove to Dunsmuir last week to have lunch with Carmann. I'm back to using PS fluid with "Stop-leak."
     
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    If it's leakin around the housing where the big O-ring is, the only way I could get mine to stop was to put a big hose clamp up front to stop it. But you have noise as well, so yeah, replace it. Good Luck
     
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    Federal and Chrysler are the same pump
     
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    I sealed mine with a new o-ring and some Mopar atf sealant. That stuff is killer.
     
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    Done that already.
     
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    Start w the junk yards and look at the old poly-318 equipped rides. Every one of those I've seen had a Federal pump on them pre 1966. Hmm, I might go junkyarding myself. My pump currently runs swell, but over time, it will age and wear out....
     
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    That would be fun, if there were yards around here with old iron in them. They don't exist.

    Even so, I found my leaking problem to be the two hoses. I've ordered the pressure hose from Rockauto.