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Old April 11th, 2019, 08:00
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eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

So my P/S reservoir cracked and leaked all my fluid on to the ground while my XJ was parked at the airport for a couple weeks. I made it to a gas station nearby and bought some P/S fluid but by then the damage was done, it's never been the same since.

I now am faced with buying a pump with reservoir. Does anyone have personal experience with the aftermarket pumps sold online? I see there are a ton of used ones pulled from auto salvages but I feel like those are as much of a crapshoot as the new ones because they came into the yard wrecked (and for all I know could make a ton of noise). Would anyone care to weigh in on this?
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Old April 11th, 2019, 08:06
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

I picked up mine on rockauto from Lares. They are here in the states vs cardone and a lot of others are overseas. Never had any issues. Most reman pumps are going to be a crap shoot with the exception of a PSC or redhead but those are $$.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 08:32
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

If there is nothing wrong with your pump, why not just replace the reservoir ?
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Old April 11th, 2019, 08:59
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

I'll give them a shot. I don't want any Chinese junk in this thing. Thanks.
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

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If there is nothing wrong with your pump, why not just replace the reservoir ?
As I already stated in the OP, damage done and pump hasn't been the same since.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 09:54
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

I've had good luck with Lares. They have grown and expanded, but back in the day, they were the place to go, rebuilds that worked.

One thing I liked about the old Lares is you could call and special order. I had them build me some fast ratio steering boxes. A little hard to get used to on the interstate. but just what you need in the woods.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 10:05
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

Another vote for Lares.

IMO, big names or big bucks is no guarantee you'll get a good product. I've had two problem pumps straight from PSC.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 10:39
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Re: eBay / Amazon Power Steering Pumps: Yay or Nay?

With a damaged pump run dry, there maybe many metal bits in the system, ie hoses, cooler, and gear box. Thus besure to purge the fluid fully, you may need over a gallon of fluid for purging the contaminated stuff out. Use of an inline fluid filter might be a good idea too.
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https://www.amazon.com/Magnefine-Mag...SIN=B0787KWZPS
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