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Offline MY1978

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Need a new power steering pump
« on: February 28, 2023, 09:25:34 AM »
Okay, I need some advice as my ORIGINAL power steering pump is leaking on my '78 C10.  So, I am in need of some advice.  Should I......

1 - have it rebuilt (if I can find someone)
​2- buy remanufactured Delco and if so where should I order from
3-buy new - would prefer no "Made in China" and where should I buy from

Will also be replacing the ORIGINAL high pressure and return lines.

Thanks in advance

Offline Bluegmcshorty

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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2023, 09:53:32 AM »
I purchased a new one from Summit Racing for my 78 GMC Sierra, happy with it. Summit also gives a military discount. I believe it was made in the USA - they can tell you. The P/N was LSC-13154. They also sell the hoses. Good Luck

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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2023, 10:24:07 AM »
Thnk you.  DId it come withthe reservoir?
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Offline Mr Diesel

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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2023, 03:19:31 PM »
I rebuilt one once. Was surprisingly easy. Usually just the o-ring seals wear out since there are almost no hard parts to wear out inside. Just a bunch of o-rings keeping pressures in place.
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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2023, 06:34:17 AM »
Yes the summit pump included the resevoir and a brushed aluminum cap

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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2023, 06:29:34 PM »
You have many options but everything is made overseas now. Remanufactured is probably your best bet. Buy local.
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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2023, 08:17:55 AM »
You have many options but everything is made overseas now. Remanufactured is probably your best bet. Buy local.
True story.  Every brand I sell, as well as my competitors, is made in china.  I have a local guy that rebuilds gear boxes, and if pushed he'll do pumps, and he did one for me, though I don't need it yet.  He also says that the crud that is sold by the china manufacturers is so bad, it can't even be used as a core, and the OEM boxes rolling off the manufacturers lines are almost as bad. Good quality parts to rebuild with are drying up as well.... :(
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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2023, 07:37:05 AM »
Thanks for all the input.   I don't have the ability to change out the pump.  I can buy a new Lares from Rock Auto at 1/2 what O'reilley charges so going with that.  Problem is they offer a 1 and 2 bolt for my make/model/year truck.  How does one know how many bolts.  Cannot see anything due to attachment place.

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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2023, 10:23:59 AM »
It may cost more, yet I would buy local because it is easier to deal with refunds, exchanges, and other issues. You also save on shipping costs that can be the difference in costs.
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Re: Need a new power steering pump
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2023, 05:52:04 PM »
Agreed 100%
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