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Power Steering pulley is wobbling
#1
Finally have my car running and noticed that the power steering pulley is wobbling. Can't really tell if this is a pump or a pulley issue. Has anyone else ran into this?

Thanks,

John
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#2
sounds like the bolts are loose check around the pump and tighten as needed,power steering bracket that holds power steering box might be loose,not hard to do good luck.

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Ron

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#3
Thanks for the suggestion Ron!

Everything seems tight but we'll double check just to be sure.
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#4
You may find that the pulley is bent from a previous attempt to remove it improperly. This happened to me with a used pulley I bought. It looked fine but when I put it on and ran it the wobble was evident. I removed the pulley and placed it on it's nose on the bench and I could clearly see the pulley was leaning in one direction.

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TommyK;167087 Wrote:You may find that the pulley is bent from a previous attempt to remove it improperly. This happened to me with a used pulley I bought. It looked fine but when I put it on and ran it the wobble was evident. I removed the pulley and placed it on it's nose on the bench and I could clearly see the pulley was leaning in one direction.

You nailed it Tommy! That's exactly what I found. I ordered one and hope to have it in a few days. Luckily its not really bent badly. I guess it's been this way since I bought the car but I never looked closely enough to see it.

Thanks,

John
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#6
Be aware that there is a special puller / installation pulley tool that will not bend your pulley when to remove or install it. I bought my from a Snap On dealer years ago, but I believe that the Mustang Parts houses carry them now.
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#7
You can also rent a puller/installer from any local Autozone. But since you already took the pulley off I assume you have one!


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#8
I had actually pressed mine (using the tool) too tight and backed it off ever-so-slightly... now I notice it moves in and out on the shaft about a millimeter or two when it's running. I'm sure it's also contributing to the belt fraying just a tiny a bit on the backside.

Looks like new pump time for me, too. Wink

Eric

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#9
Mister, if you're interested I have a PS Pump that I took off my car. The actual pump is fine, the reservoir had a crack in it that would slow leak.

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MechEng;167225 Wrote:Mister, if you're interested I have a PS Pump that I took off my car. The actual pump is fine, the reservoir had a crack in it that would slow leak.

Thank you, Sir! I'll let'cha know. I have a bit of time before I even get the car back from the painter. After that, I'll be reconfiguring my belts anyway (to include a belt for the A/C compressor, as mine was originally a non-A/C car).

Eric

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