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Default FC Steering Pump Maintenance and update

Spent this weekend tearing into the steering pump leaks. After scouring the WOG for knowledge I decided to pull the pump, pull out the high pressure line, remove the low pressure lines and relocate the reservoir. While I was at it I found the input shaft seal for the steering column was leaking badly. I tried the compressed air trick on the low pressure outlet of the gear box, No Luck! I was able to get the metal ring out with a couple of magnets. The seal and O ring had to be picked out. I have the seal kit ordered and will probably send the pump off to Power Steering Specialists this week.

My question is this: I read about a 6 inch pulley upgrade. Can this be done with the stock pump and bracket? What belt or belts (part #) would you get to work with larger pulley?
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I don't think you will find a 6'' pulley,i had one custom made a few months ago,since i could not find one anywhere.
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I've heard about a dual pulley upgrade. I need to do the same project as you Craig. My power steering is leaking like a sieve. Does that seat just pop off?
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I've heard about a dual pulley upgrade. I need to do the same project as you Craig. My power steering is leaking like a sieve. Does that seat just pop off?
You will need to disconnect the power seat wiring harness and then loosen the T-bar that allows the seat to swivel. I used a block of wood and a crow bar and it popped right off!
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I did mine last summer. I also up sized the supply hose to 3/4".

It wasn't cheap, but I found the parts locally. Don't know if these parts numbers will help...
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* That's the long shaft pump.
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Muffed powersteering is often the result of front end mis alignment
I wonder if the aftermarket true center stuff also works the pump extra and always when out of alignment
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https://www.ebay.com/bhp/eaton-power-steering-pump
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...hoCrmkQAvD_BwE

Industrial bearing/seal shops will have suitable cast iron pulleys of various diameters. Might have to putter with the back spacing but it's doable.
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https://www.ebay.com/bhp/eaton-power-steering-pump
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...hoCrmkQAvD_BwE

Industrial bearing/seal shops will have suitable cast iron pulleys of various diameters. Might have to putter with the back spacing but it's doable.
Has anyone tried one of those Cardone pumps? Has it held up? I'm about to send my pump off to Power Steering Specialists. One of these cardone pumps might be a good backup.
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PS Specialists are fine, the Cardones make good spares for the price, have used a few, can't say there's been a problem yet.
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