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Thread: Steering pump removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    the threads on the one from Advance were no longer there. I'm guessing some idiot cross-threaded it, or just reefed on it with an impact until it gave up.
    That's what happened to me when I changed the one on the 93 recently. I took it to my grinder and removed the stripped section and used what was left of the threads to do the job. Worked out for me and AZ has a usable tool again. The next time someone impacts one of those on and strips it all out though, it's done.

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    Well don't feel bad, my pump puked out the seal last year, was gushing so bad i had a shop haul it off on a flatbed. Triple-A covered the tow but $350 later i had a new pump in there. All for a seal that would probably cost around 5 bucks but with my back and neck need to pay the big bucks and let the pros deal with it... although the actual workers are a rotating staff of kids right out of high school, or so it seems... my car life is a never-ending bitch session of inspecting overpriced, half-baked work on the heavy lifting, then going in after the "experts" to tighten things up, usually in the middle of winter on an icy driveway.

    oh the final insult of the whole deal: the new steering gear (rebuilt from mexico or someplace) somehow isn't as buttery-smooth-turning as the original factory one...

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    I read numerous threads where people claim the rebuilt steering gears are really just cleaned and resealed. It seems no one really replaces the gears even though thats the real wear component of the part. When I had my 98 p71 I skipped getting a rebuilt one and got one out of a grand marquis (the ratio is different but wasnít really noticable) and all was well. And it was less than 100 bucks.


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    The one in my car came from a super low mileage wrecked P71 that Scott picked up somewhere. The way it drives vs other cars I've driven with the "same" reman box is very different.

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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