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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    Power steering pump rebuild?

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    Long story short, burned my pump up. It half worked for a while, and finally completely quit working and is making a horrible sound so I cannot drive it. I have priced several places and nobody is cheap. I'm on a super tight budget right now. Used doesn't really Interest me much.
    Then I stumbled across a rebuild service for around $100 off rockauto. A1-Cardone or some company.
    1. Anyone have any experience with this company and/or service?
    2. Anyone here rebuild their own pump? Parts availability? I'm more than competent to rebuild it myself, just don't know where to get parts.
    3. If I did go to my local parts store, is the 40 dollar core charge worth giving up an OEM pump?
    I'd totally love to buy a $300 OEM pump, but I cannot afford it right now. Any insight would be awesome
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    Senior Member Two Rings PigDiesel54's Avatar
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    There are used pumps on ebay for $150, idk if you wanted to buy used though.
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    Senior Member Four Rings
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    Autozone has rebuilt pumps. The most expensive one I found https://www.autozone.com/suspension-...8_30387_108741

    trade in your core, be done. The one for my car specifically is $88. May do that in the summer rather than rebuilding.


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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    Yeah I checked AutoZone. 169.99 plus 40 core. At 210, I'd rather buy oem from fcp euro for $275 with lifetime replacement for free .

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    Texpoops "Correct, but a half inch difference isnít going to accelerate wear by much. Iím sure the front dips that much with a fatty in the front"

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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    Well I checked every parts house near me and hydrolic repair shops and it looks like I'm either stuck paying $106 for a A1-cardone rebuild service, $210 AutoZone special, or $275 for lifetime warranty OEM from fcp euro.
    If I had the money, I'd totally go fcp, but for now, I guess ill be the A1-cardone guinea pig. Even tho I absolutely HATE rockauto. Ugh.

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    Texpoops "Correct, but a half inch difference isnít going to accelerate wear by much. Iím sure the front dips that much with a fatty in the front"

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    Senior Member Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnysS4 View Post
    Well I checked every parts house near me and hydrolic repair shops and it looks like I'm either stuck paying $106 for a A1-cardone rebuild service, $210 AutoZone special, or $275 for lifetime warranty OEM from fcp euro.
    If I had the money, I'd totally go fcp, but for now, I guess ill be the A1-cardone guinea pig. Even tho I absolutely HATE rockauto. Ugh.

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    Any luck?


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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephry73 View Post
    Any luck?


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    Sent the pump out and got it back on Friday
    Just need time to install it

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    Texpoops "Correct, but a half inch difference isnít going to accelerate wear by much. Iím sure the front dips that much with a fatty in the front"

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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    A1 Cardone has been around for a long time making drivetrain components like axles and such. That being said the quality varies especially more recently. Something like this should be decent since they are using your OEM housing and so forth.



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