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New steering pump etc
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I will be replacing my gear box, lines and pump on the next phase of my front end rebuild. Should I fill the fill the gearbox with fluid prior to installation? The pump will be full but the lines will be empty. Is there any special way to bleed the steering other than going from stop to stop and rechecking the level? How much fluid should I have on hand?
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Danno;187954 Wrote:I will be replacing my gear box, lines and pump on the next phase of my front end rebuild. Should I fill the fill the gearbox with fluid prior to installation? The pump will be full but the lines will be empty. Is there any special way to bleed the steering other than going from stop to stop and rechecking the level? How much fluid should I have on hand?

I read somewhere that cycling the steering stop to stop several times is how you bleed the system. Motor is not running when doing this. When I did this it drew out the fluid from the reservoir and filled up the lines. I also rotated the pump several times before I attached the belts to make sure that it is pre-lubed. When I started the motor the fluid level did not go down much so this appeared to work. I believed that I used about a quart of fluid.
thx

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#3
Where did you get the new one?
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#4
i believe you should cycle through with the front wheels off the ground and use A.T.F.
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jeremycfr;188024 Wrote:Where did you get the new one?
When I buy it, I will get it locally.O'Reilly's Autozone etc.......the same with the gearbox.............
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Danno;188097 Wrote:
jeremycfr;188024 Wrote:Where did you get the new one?
When I buy it, I will get it locally.O'Reilly's Autozone etc.......the same with the gearbox.............

When my pump checked out none of the local part stores could get one, autozone, oreillys and napa said they were out of stock at the warehouse and didn't know if or when they could get one. I ended buying a rebuilt pump from macs auto parts because we really needed one, great part but a little pricey due to having to ship a core to them or pay a hefty up charge.

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Danno;187954 Wrote:I will be replacing my gear box, lines and pump on the next phase of my front end rebuild. Should I fill the fill the gearbox with fluid prior to installation? The pump will be full but the lines will be empty. Is there any special way to bleed the steering other than going from stop to stop and rechecking the level? How much fluid should I have on hand?

Danno, I just replaced the power steering pump for my 71 a couple of weeks ago. Bought a rebuilt pump from Autozone. They didn't have it in stock but they had one Fed-exed from their supplier to my home for $68.00, works great, no more moaning. Here's the installation instructions that came with it. If you can't open the PDF let me know and I'll scan it as JPG.

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Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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jbojo;187964 Wrote:
Danno;187954 Wrote:I will be replacing my gear box, lines and pump on the next phase of my front end rebuild. Should I fill the fill the gearbox with fluid prior to installation? The pump will be full but the lines will be empty. Is there any special way to bleed the steering other than going from stop to stop and rechecking the level? How much fluid should I have on hand?

I read somewhere that cycling the steering stop to stop several times is how you bleed the system. Motor is not running when doing this. When I did this it drew out the fluid from the reservoir and filled up the lines. I also rotated the pump several times before I attached the belts to make sure that it is pre-lubed. When I started the motor the fluid level did not go down much so this appeared to work. I believed that I used about a quart of fluid.
thx
Good info, thanks

Mikes73;188100 Wrote:
Danno;188097 Wrote:
jeremycfr;188024 Wrote:Where did you get the new one?
When I buy it, I will get it locally.O'Reilly's Autozone etc.......the same with the gearbox.............

When my pump checked out none of the local part stores could get one, autozone, oreillys and napa said they were out of stock at the warehouse and didn't know if or when they could get one. I ended buying a rebuilt pump from macs auto parts because we really needed one, great part but a little pricey due to having to ship a core to them or pay a hefty up charge.
I have talked to the O'Reilly guys and they said they can get the pump and box for me within a few days of when I order them. I am in no hurry, but do want to have the car back on the road in less than a month. I figure I can also be assured of the correct rag joint when I get the box.These will be "over the counter" transactions so I can bypass the core charge bs. Still working on the suspension, then finally the steering..................
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