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f350 power steering pump question


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Old 03-01-2014, 06:08:24 PM
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Quick question in regards to the power steering pump on my 1978 F350 with 400 m engine.
Everything works fine if I add fluid.But it leaks out quick because the plastic reservoir is loose on the pump.Best I can remember there is a big oring on there to seal it.But what holds the reservoir to the pump?I need to know because if I need a pump to fix it I have to order it and I dont want to tear it apart until I have parts on hand.But if it is just a bolt gone or something,maby I can repair it.
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But what holds the reservoir to the pump?
The fitting for the high pressure line holds it on. It's got a hex for a wrench. Take that off and the reservoir will slide off. Pretty simple task but if y'all need some help you're welcome to bring it over here.
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Ok,well there is a issue because the tank just wobbles around on there.I will have to unbolt the pump and see why.May be cracked and not able to stay tight on the pump.That is my first theory now for sure.
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Check but I am pretty sure yours calls for type 'f' tranny fluid in the PS system. no point in buying high priced power steering fluid when it leaks....
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Default Re: f350 power steering pump question

Those plastic reservoirs tend to disentigrate with age and sometimes swell and not fit properly. I've had one that always leaked no matter how many times it was resealed, the only fix was to go get a new complete unit. F.J.W.
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Default Re: f350 power steering pump question

Well I am king of the titewads.
I took a look at this problem yesterday and bought a 4-6 inch hose clamp at the hard ware.
I put it around the resevor about a 1/4 inch back from the edge of it towards the pulley
I really tightened it down good. Then checked for slop and there was none.
I put fluid in it and drove it a bit and no leak!
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