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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Pump -- SHAFTED

Not your typical failure, the pump shaft failed, and the pulley / shaft assembly started walking out. Only 1/2 the belt is remaining on the pulley. because the pulley is way out of normal position.

It's from autozone, 2005. Never abused. it's a street driven car.

Does anyone make a blue printed pump ?
I'm willing to pay for a quality pump, cause I know the return hose is non-existant.

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Dont remember what manufacturer make our pump but i do know autozone usually gives you a duralast POS. Please people dont buy from autozone, you get what you pay for.

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Anyone else see a connection between the people who put crappy parts on their cars,and those people with car problems.
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ive seen this failure on other gm models. It isnt an uncommon faiure, even in a factory pump.

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our pump is no longer made so anything out there will be rebuilt.
theres two major rebuilders that supply the auto chains, afaik delco does it inhouse or from a different source as they claim theirs is tested thoroughly before being shipped.

sooo, I would go with an ac delco or if you gots the time and money theres the performance rebuilders like Lee.

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Anyone else see a connection between the people who put crappy parts on their cars,and those people with car problems.
Anyone see a connection between trolls, and people who make stupid statements ???

the OEM pump lasted 8 years, the auto zone pump lasted 7 years. So I guess that's your defination of crappy parts. If you're going to say something, at least make it a constructive statement.
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Check out PSC for a quality pump. http://www.pscmotorsports.com/
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I've experienced more trouble with parts supplied by AutoZone,than all the others combined. I don't recall any lasting over a year. Buyer beware.
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our pump is no longer made so anything out there will be rebuilt.
theres two major rebuilders that supply the auto chains, afaik delco does it inhouse or from a different source as they claim theirs is tested thoroughly before being shipped.

sooo, I would go with an ac delco or if you gots the time and money theres the performance rebuilders like Lee.
Agreed, there are really only a few manufacturers that rebuild and just are relabeled for many resellers.

With that said, I would try to stick with a AC Delco part for something a little more difficult to replace, like a power steering pump or a water pump. However, as problematic some replacement parts from AutoZone some parts may be. I have no problem using an AZ part depending on ease of replacement of said part. Their warranty, price and availability make them tough to beat. Yes, I have AZ parts on my car and don't wrench on those parts anymore than other items.

When you replace your pump, be careful with the feed hose going from the reservoir to the back of the pump. It is currently not available, but it does look like Gates is going to have a replacement for us real soon.

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The last time I did this 7 years ago, I was stuck, so I used 5/8" heater hose. That lasted for 2 months until it was oozing oil, and leaking right through the hose. Then I got the real GM hose, probbaly the last of them at that time.

I am sure there is hydrolic oil rated 5/8" hose available. Sure having the curves would be nice, but that AN stuff will work in a pinch.

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