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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:43 pm    Post subject: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

Hi last summer everything was perfect until I climb a long hill.after that my power steering pump started to make like hising noise!was not sure.so took the belt off,no more sound?what would it be and would it be wiser to rebuild or pay 200 for a new one?thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

and you're SURE the filter at the bottom of the reservoir is newish and the fluid level correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

Fluid is correct but the filter is maybe 7-8 years old?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=vanagon+power+steering+filter

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

for $6, try a new filter before a $200 pump. a restricted filter can cause noise.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Power steering pump noise?rebuild or new Reply with quote

I resealed the pump on my 90, not for noise, but it was weeping fluid. Best deal was on Amazon for a seal kit. Very straightforward job, but you need to pay attention to the direction of the vane blades when you take it apart. Makes more sense when you get it apart. Either way, you'd want a new filter, so as suggested, start with that.
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