- Nov 8, 2021
Has anyone used the power steering seal kit from Cruiser Corps? Wondering if it’s worth trying.
You can trust cruiser corps, cruiser outfitters, Witts End for the seal kit. Other than Toyota brand of course. I think at least one of these retailers sell the Toyota version seal kit.Has anyone used the power steering seal kit from Cruiser Corps? Wondering if it’s worth trying.
I recently replaced OEM power steering pump with a City Racer which I believe are made in China. I heard these were not as good as OEM but took the chance. Seems to be slowly leaking at the cap as fluid accumulates on rim of top. Worth trying to mend or time to go the Saginaw route?
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I've successfully rebuilt my FJ62 pump, but they have a bearing, not a bushing. It's on its fifth year now. The bearing is actually a Suzuki motorcycle bearing, found out about that here on MUD quite a while ago, thanks to @cruiserbrett:I worked as a fluid pump repair person in the past - mainly for pressure washers and airless paint pumps. Rebuilding my 60 PS pump with the Cruiser Corps kit was fairly straightforward - to me anyway - but it worked for about 48 hours after I installed it and never worked again. No leaks, just didn't work. That's no dig at Cruiser Corps, see below....
My thoughts on it are the same as most above - go a different direction. I think the unobtainable front press-fit bearing can cause leaking and woggle in the shaft when it's old and scarred up (I've been inside three 60 pumps and all of them had bad bushings), the slippers can wear (there's an FSM spec test for those as I recall, but I've never heard of replacements existing), the springs can weaken (I cut some new springs to size, the stiffness felt similar with a finger test, but who knows how accurate that is). Lastly - and this is an educated guess that I have no proof for - the check balls might be wallowing out the seals, allowing fluid to slip past and pressure loss.
I've been talking with a machinist lately you wants a crack at fabricating the unobtainable front bearing. I keep telling him I don't think that's the magic bullet, but he really wants to try it, so we might do that. I'd rebuild another pump I have here and give it a go. I have low expectations and will probably go Saginaw before the summer.
That's the 60 bushing? Or the 62 bearing?I've successfully rebuilt my FJ62 pump, but they have a bearing, not a bushing. It's on its fifth year now. The bearing is actually a Suzuki motorcycle bearing, found out about that here on MUD quite a while ago, thanks to @cruiserbrett:
Figure'd I would document the rebuild of the FJ62 power steering pump that I am using for my 1972 FJ55 project. I didnt take pics of disassembly since I didnt feel like getting the camera greasy... Some notes: Gotta be REAL careful with the rotor/blades. the little blades like to...forum.ih8mud.com