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PS Pump Replacement

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by hatfieldcb, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. hatfieldcb

    hatfieldcb

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    Has anyone ever replaced their PS pump? How much of a PITA? Any words of wisdom? My '97 FZJ80 has 153k miles and the pumps growling.

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    Nice write up Dan, thanks. So it sounds like the job is done from underneath the vehicle? I looked in the engine compartment tonight and thought, "OMG, there's a lot of stuff in the way!"

    I put some Downey in last night as you suggested. Today, as I was driving home I had a noticible growl. I had a pretty good squeal when I started it up this afternoon, too. I also added some fluid last night because it looked low. I'm concerned because I couldn't tell if the growl was the PS pump or the tranny. I know the tranny fluid needs to be exchanged, too.