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Old 02-01-2010
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Default FC Power Steering Pump

Dave Swan 89 FC has a question about his power steering pump.

There is a threaded hole in the top of the pump, there is no plug.
The pump has a slight leak. what is this hole and should it be plugged ??
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This one I put in my 1978 FC has a plug with I think an O-ring. I don't remember if it covered a presure adjustment or what. The old one had a pressure setting stamped on the plug, so it may have been covering the adjustment.
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Thanks Gardner,

I had a faint brain fart moment ,
So I did a search, "power steering pump plug"
This forum in great, I found my own post June 2008
Short thread read post #10

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ring+pump+plug
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I think burnt up and failed power steering pumps are a result of out of alignment front ends. Fixing the pump often doesn't fix the problem
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Yesterday my friend and I tore down my power steering pump, again, to replace seals and inspect the plain bearings for wear. Seems the pump had been rebuilt before as the shaft seal was wrong and although the front plain bearing was nice and tight, the rear, which is harder to replace, was a bit loose. My buddy does a lot of hydraulics for the local fishing fleet. He showed me that the worn rear bearing was beginning to cause the pump portion to run up against the rear housing, it cant be felt yet but it can be seen by color change in the metal. The rear bearing cost less than $5, the seal kit cost $17 with postage. The pump lives on!
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Crit,
You forgot to mention the value of having a friend with the expertise (priceless)
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Dear Crit,

Glad your pump is still pumping

Did you get any pictures of it opened up?

There was a Bird for sale out near the Cape for quite sometime... It was an '82 or '83. I believe it was either 31' or 33'. It had a new gas generator, that much I know.

What struck me about that coach was the red over almond paint. I just loved the color scheme and wonder if you were familiar with it. I believe it was listed on Vintage Birds for quite some time..

Thanks!
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Quite familiar with the coach, it's clock hangs in Suska's coach now. No pics but it is real simple, a big cog of sorts with loose barrels between each cog tooth. These barrels whip around and induce a flow of oil, pretty cool. Everything internal can be replaced or made by a machinist. Gardner, having a good friend that can make anything is great, he also knows when it is better to order new rather than rebuild.
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Hey Crit, I have a pretty noisy PS pump and want to round up the parts to do a rebuild before I remove it. Would you be so kind as to post the manufacturer and part numbers, please for your seals and bearings? Thanks in advance, Rick in NW Ohio
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Send the pump to PowerSteeringSpecialist 690 Greencrest Westerville OH 43081 614 882 2422 always got it done for me quick and good and reasonable. Hit them up for the BB specific 6" pulley, requires a different shaft, it's the truth you need that. It's a good idea to improve the sump volume and supply diameter from sump to pump. The OEM set up overspeeds the pump and the shitty supply set up leads to cavitation. My pump never makes a sound and I can turn the tires on dry pavement, IF I wanted to.
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