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Old 12-31-2007, 03:50 PM
joshhol joshhol is offline
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Tangofox you nailed it.
The new seals were 1mm thick, the old 2.5mm. Quite a difference. Fortunately the old seals were still soft and pliable so I reused them which solved the problem.

I couldn't see anything to my untrained eye that would cause me to think the bearing was going to fail. I've heard they give fair warning so for now, it's going to be the old pump.

I guess moral of the story is don't throw away anything until the job is done and carefully compare ALL parts from new to old. This is the second kit (first one was power steering pump) with wrong sized seals. Fortunately my mechanic knew about the ps seals which undoubtedly saved me hours of pain.
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