I tried a "rebuilt" pump, total waste of time & money.
Thing leaked badly, on examination very poor quality rebuild.
Crud and RUST inside supposedly "rebuilt" pump.
I think they just replaced the front seal, and repainted it.
They sure did NOT rebuild it. It was in a sealed ATSCO remanufactured box.
Lost my core too...
Not first time I've had problems with "rebuilt" PS parts either.
I rebuilt a junkyard pump myself with a cheap kit, leak free, and still working well.
I say go for seal replacement, BUT if the shaft is the reason for a leaky seal it may still leak.
The rebuild kit I bought had a new bushing, so I went for broke, disassembled/cleaned parts, polished shaft, replaced the bushing.
It was messy, but a very easy afternoon project.
Last edited by babywag; 02-13-2018 at 05:49 PM.