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Power Steering Pump Rebuild Seal

Aftermarket & OEM Power Steering Pump Rebuild Seal

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If you notice that your car, truck, or SUV is difficult to steer this is an indicator that the power steering pump seals may require replacement. Power steering fluid maintains a serviceable level based on the integrity of these seals. If your power steering system is consuming fluid then that means a leak due to a defect is present. Power steering allows us to control a vehicle with ease and if it is not properly maintained it hinders the ability to accomplish this. Some vehicles are nearly impossible to steer if the power steering stops working properly and presents an unsafe situation. When proper fluid is not maintained it will affect all of the components within the steering system. Some vehicles have steering cylinders that require fluid pressure to function properly and if this pressure is not adequate they work against you when trying to turn. Loss of fluid due to faulty power steering pump seals can cause the system to become dry creating complete system failure and extensive damage to all of its components. A little preventive maintenance can eliminate extensive damage and very costly repair requirements that could have easily been avoided.

Power steer pump seals are required to prevent leakage within the pump housing assembly and are designed to facilitate the specific application. Some pumps require seals between the pump and fluid reservoirs and other systems have external reservoirs. Most pumps are a split case design that requires gaskets where the halves are jointed. Internal power steering pump seals allow the pump to produce pressure. Cars and trucks have not always had the luxury of power steering. It started out as an optional feature on high-end luxury sedans and now it is a standard feature on all cars, trucks, and SUV's produced.

To remove and replace the power steering pumps seals you must remove the power steering pump assembly from the vehicle. To accomplish this you will have to remove any obstructions or components enabling clear access to the pump and mounting bolts. Some pumps and reservoirs are attached and others are separate with hoses supplying fluid for pump operation. You will need to uninstall the drive belt and this is the ideal time to replace it because it is probably saturated with power steering fluid. After you remove the pump you can take it to a work bench for disassembly. After the pump is rebuilt by replacing the power steering pump seals it can be reinstalled. Once the pump is secured properly you can install and adjust the new drive belt. Service the reservoir to the proper level and check for leaks and proper operation. Then you must recheck the fluid level because the system may contain air pockets.

The capacity that you depend on reliable transportation cannot be measured increasing the importance of error free repairs that require error free components. Power steering pump seals and other replacement parts must meet the OEM specifications for the vehicle you are performing the repairs on. Car Parts Discount is an online store offering an ultimate selection of error free automotive replacement parts to facilitate all of your repairs. CPD has everything you need to maintain all of your vehicles in top running condition with an affordable price tag. If you need power steering pump seals or anything else for repairs and preventive maintenance they can help you.