You don't need a press, as several folks above have said, but you do need an impact wrench to remove the gear nut, and something soft to hold the gear while you're doing it (I have a couple of scrap 3/16" x 1 1/4" aluminum angles on my vise jaws). Other than that, rebuilding is a simple matter of removing old parts and dropping in new ones. It's not rocket surgery.Howdy-
Its time to refresh a weeping and PS pump that is starting to whine. I dont have a press, nor the time to devote to rebuilding it myself...
RA has rebuilt units for less than 100$ that look pretty decent. There are 2 brands: Cardone and BBB Industries. I know nothing about either.
Anyone had experience (good or bad) with either of these companies? Any reason I shouldnt buy one of these? Or, is there a better rebuilder I am not considering?
What would you do if you were me? Any advice?
I've measured the vane clearances on all the pumps I've rebuilt and have yet to see any that were measurably worn.
As to the rear plug failures, I've rebuilt several of these and never seen that happen (it's beginning to sound a lot like head gasket failures, to me). Just my 2¢