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97 F-250 diesel power steering pump replacement

Last week the top power steering hose blew. I had to drive the truck over 50 miles to get it home without power steering. Replaced the hose, refilled the power steering fluid. When you drive the truck, the pump is leaking and has low level noise in it. I am sure I blew the seals in the pump. How hard is it to change the pump up and how do you do it?
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1997 Ford F-250 superduty 4x4 crew cab diesel
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Same problem

Darn. You have no replys. I have the same problem. Doesn't make any noise. But leaks. And I can't find the leak. Either way it's coming off.

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it can be done in about an hour. you need to rent the pully puller from the parts store. that helps out a lot.


1997 F-350 2WD SRW White Crew-Cab Bought in 3-05 w/196,xxx miles 280,xxx miles, 4" exhaust, tymar, oil bypass changed oil at 10k, TW 6 pos chip, stage 1 DIY injectors, fully build racerx trans, B & W turn over, coolant bypass filter, intercooler.

Parts Replaced:
Water Pump 213,000 $120.00 Napa
Alternator 224,000 $64.00 Ebay
Fuel Pump 221,000 $64.60 Ebay
Radiator Core 252,000 210.00 (All Alum) Preference Radiator
Fuel Bowl 262,000 NEW from Ford $348.00
rebuilt trans my self with racerX parts. 265,000 $2800.00
DIY Stage ones 267,000 $350.00
Waterpump 265,250 $70 Thedieselstop
Flexplate 280,000 $85.00 autozone

1997 Ford F350 2WD SRW Green Crew cab bought 06-07 with 232,000 miles, Now 238,xxx miles, AFE exhaust, oil bypass, coolant filter, , 6pos Tony Wildman Chip

Parts Replaced
Fuel Pump 234,000 $65.00 Ebay
Ford Reman Trans 234,000 $2100.00
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Well, After it was all said and done, it was not the power steering pump, it was the steering gear box. I took it in to a local repair center, they first told me everything checked out ok? I said then where is a quart of power steering fluid going everyday? Showed them the fluid on the ground. They took it back into the shop, of course cleaned the mud and fluid off, come to find out it was the steering gear box. It took them 3 times to get the right steering gear box to fit it. Glad I did, the labor wasn't bad, but that steering box was $250! Of course I would have replaced the power steering pump, it would have still been leaking. I had to change the Alternator during this time to. Didn't get the Belt tensioner pulley tool from the parts store, what a booger. Wasn't impossible, but took my son putting the belt on the alternator, while I used an old axe handle to release the tension.

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