Re: IML: 1964 Imperial power steering pump
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Re: IML: 1964 Imperial power steering pump



I replaced the PS pump on my '64 recently. I got a rebuilt pump from Kragen. All I needed to do is install the old fluid canister and reinstall the pump. I did not need to use a puller for anything. I did have to give them the old core.
Lupe
60 Thunderbird Hard Top
64 Imperial Crown Coupe
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: IML: 1964 Imperial power steering pump

Dave,
 
If it is like most power steering pumps, you'll need a puller to take it off and then it has to be pressed back on. Auto-Zonne will lend you the tools that you need for free. You must 'buy ' it with a credit card or cash and then just give you back the money or credit back your card when you take it back. They are not fun to take off or put on.
 
Steve

rederick Joslin <fljoslin@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Dave:
I removed the power steering pump on a 383 1966 Newport a couple of years back.
As I recall it was not especially demanding, just a real pain in the lower back if you get what I mean. One of those not ergonomic jobs. 
I do not think I had to remove anything to get the pump out. A 1964 Imperial may be different.
Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: "dave brown"
To: mailing-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: IML: 1964 Imperial power steering pump
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:26:09 -0400

Hi All,
 
I need to remove the power steering pump from my 64 Imperial.  I was looking it over a few weeks ago in my garage.  I've been pretty busy since that time now, and don't have a good mental picture in my head.  How much hardware do I need to remove to get the pump out ?  My pump leaks.  That is why I am taking it out.  Right now, there is no fluid in the pump when I take off the lid and look inside.  The cardboard under my car has it all absorbed from the drips over the last 5 1/2 months.  I have never removed a power steering pump before.  I am an amateur back yard mechanic who does oil changes and anti freeze flushes and disc brake jobs myself.  I am sure I have the necessary skills and probably all the tools to do this myself.  I am going to have my pump "rebuilt" with new seals.  I have someone lined up to do this already; I just need to get it removed soon so I can have it fixed.  Thanks for any and all advice.  This will be my 1st attempt at doing any of my own work on my own Imperial.  Hopefully this will build my confidence.....we'll see.
 
Dave Brown / New Jersey
64 crown coupe
66 lebaron


Fred Joslin  




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