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Old 03-04-2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good place to get a power steering pump rebuilt? Just got a T2V pump that I want to put in my 95 (its from a 92), but I would like to get it rebuilt first. I could use it as a core for an off the shelf rebuild, but I understand T2V pumps are getting rare, and having worked in the business, I saw so many crap power steering rebuilds come off the shelf, that I really don't have much faith in them.

Anyone actually doing pump rebuilding out there? Anyone who cares about what they are doing?
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I'll do my own when the time comes on whichever car comes first. Dumb question maybe, but I'd like to confirm that you have T2V? It'* not an easy conversion.

If you have it, have you tried low-speed turning with the pump connector disconnected to see how important it may actually be to you?
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I'll do my own when the time comes on whichever car comes first. Dumb question maybe, but I'd like to confirm that you have T2V? It'* not an easy conversion.

If you have it, have you tried low-speed turning with the pump connector disconnected to see how important it may actually be to you?
No T2V in the car now. Just found a T2V pump from an Olds Touring sedan. Want to do the swap.
Now, I am not sure how I will get the T2V wired up, but one worry at a time. Could just do a manual switch, I guess, if need be, until I figure out the rest of it. Or, I could just accept the heavier low speed weight. Had a number of cars with manual steering, so not a huge issue there.
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Actually, Bill, is there a rebuild kit available for it?
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Forget the swap. You need alot more than you know. Including the PCM, wiring, etc. It'* really not worth the trouble.
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I have rebuilt power steering pumps a few times over the years cause I keep my cars so long.

They are dead easy. The rebuild kits, that are purchased thru the dealer, consist mainly of O-rings and seals to prevent both internal and external leakage.

There is a magnet inside that needs to be cleaned but other than that no other hard parts need to be changed.......or can be for that matter. If it'* that bad, visit the scrap yard for a donor.

If you open it up, you will see what I mean. There really is not much to it.

I rebuilt my first one when I was 20 many many years ago.
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Forget the swap. You need alot more than you know. Including the PCM, wiring, etc. It'* really not worth the trouble.
Ok, but wouldn't I need all that stuff if I wanted to have it work automatically? From what I understand from reading around these parts, the T2V basically has a two position switch, for want of a better description, that controls how the pressure level of the pump. At low speed the steering is light. At higher speed, it stiffens up. Without the wiring, it is just a high effort power steering pump, right?
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I have rebuilt power steering pumps a few times over the years cause I keep my cars so long.

They are dead easy. The rebuild kits, that are purchased thru the dealer, consist mainly of O-rings and seals to prevent both internal and external leakage.

There is a magnet inside that needs to be cleaned but other than that no other hard parts need to be changed.......or can be for that matter. If it'* that bad, visit the scrap yard for a donor.

If you open it up, you will see what I mean. There really is not much to it.

I rebuilt my first one when I was 20 many many years ago.
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Encouraging indeed. Maybe I will give it a swing.
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