Power Steering Failure

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Replaced my FJ60 power steering pump the other day because it was leaking badly and the front bearing was giving out. Everything was fine for about 3 days, but now I have no power steering. No leaks, no slipping belt, plenty of fluid. Should I suspect the new pump or could it be something else? Any way to test a pump?
Thanks,
Ted
 
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What did you replace it with?
NAPA? OEM?
If it was working well for three days, I assume you bled it correctly, etc.
If the levels are ok and belt is running and there are no leaks, I assume you did not get an OEM pump and it is in fact the pump.
 
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It was a rebuilt unit. Worked great for 3 days! I suspect the pump, but didn't think one would fail internally without any warning. Anyone know how to test the pump or system?
 
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How do you bleed the power steering pump? Let the cap off and turn right and left for awhile?
 

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Inside the pump, an "O" ring could have torn and now the pressue is bypassed adn is recirculation inside the pump.
 
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keep bleeding the system. Jack the front up, and keep turning the wheel. I had to do it a few time over acoule of weeks. I had EXACTLY the same problem, couldnt figure it out. this is, of course, after three after market pumps in as many days, until i got a re-build OEM.
 

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