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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered a new PS Pump.
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...256&cc=1441538

Does anyone know if I will need to order the Pump seal kit as well?
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...114&cc=1441538

Also on a side note, I got the rack in today. would it be better to just wait for the pump to get here next week and do it all at once or would it be alright if I put the new rack in tomorrow and do the pump next week?

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The pump seal kit is for rebuilding or disassembling the pump, no you should NOT need it.

Do you have any evidence of foreign matter in the system? Still, I'd wait and put them in together, its possible the old pump is damaged and would circulate foreign matter into the new rack and damage it, might as well wait till the new pump comes in and have a fresh pump and rack. Make sure you flush the lines and cooler as well, so you get out any foreign debri that might be in there from the failure.


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The pump seal kit is for rebuilding or disassembling the pump, no you should NOT need it.

Do you have any evidence of foreign matter in the system? Still, I'd wait and put them in together, its possible the old pump is damaged and would circulate foreign matter into the new rack and damage it, might as well wait till the new pump comes in and have a fresh pump and rack. Make sure you flush the lines and cooler as well, so you get out any foreign debri that might be in there from the failure.
Thanks Mongo!!
I'll hold off till next week to do it then just to be safe.

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Hey Mongo,
Would you recommend replacing the outer tie rod ends while I'm neck deep in this fix? I don't think they are bad but they are the original ones and my jeep has a little over 100k miles on it.

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6 of one, a half dozen of another. I haven't heard of stock ride height Commanders wearing out tie rod ends any sooner than most vehicles. The OEM tie rods are going to be better quality than most aftermarket tie rods, so you may be throwing away better than tie rods than you're replacing them with. But at the same time, MOOG have a reputation for quality suspension parts, and replacing them now instead of later does have the advantage of having to have another alignment down later if you have to replace them.

So, up to you, if you've got the extra cash. But, you really don't need to do it.


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Haha, Thanks mate! Good looking out!
I appreciate it.

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