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Old 12-22-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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I've been watching the videos on the whining power steering pump and replacing the o-ring where the hose goes from the reservoir to the pump. I went to attempt that o-ring today, but after removing the shroud over the belts, my PS pump does not have the hose going to the top and instead the side. I've included a picture for reference. I tried to search but I only found a similar thread unanswered. Is this an aftermarket pump? Or not the stock motor? Thanks ahead!

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Old 12-23-2017, 03:39 PM   #2
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Whoa... hold on... Let's stop for a second. Are you having trouble with your steering pump or water pump? Those are two totally different things, and you just kind of switched gears there. Pun intended.

"Hey guys. I'm having trouble with my steering pump. I want to replace the O-Ring. When I removed the enginer from my car, I found a weird water pump hose."

Why are you looking at the water pump? maybe I'm missing something. The PS pump is located on top of the engine, and you really shouldn't have to remove all that much to get to it.
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:53 AM   #3
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^^^^^^^
My mistake, I pictured the PS pump, accidentally typed water pump.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:33 PM   #4
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I think you need to farm this out to a professional. One does not wantonly swap out seals on a PS pump sans other information. "Whining" is not a failure mode of an o-ring...leakage is. There is no such thing as an aftermarket pump per se....its either what came with the car or something put on there an there's no such thing as a blingy PS pump. Drop back and punt kid....or come here and write a mega story listing 300% of the details with 20 pictures as it look like you are either sinking on this or know what you are doing but choose to type crap out on your phone with 1 picture while taking a dump.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:10 AM   #5
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I think you need to farm this out to a professional. One does not wantonly swap out seals on a PS pump sans other information. "Whining" is not a failure mode of an o-ring...leakage is. There is no such thing as an aftermarket pump per se....its either what came with the car or something put on there an there's no such thing as a blingy PS pump. Drop back and punt kid....or come here and write a mega story listing 300% of the details with 20 pictures as it look like you are either sinking on this or know what you are doing but choose to type crap out on your phone with 1 picture while taking a dump.
Woah Teddy calm down, I don't think a typo justifies a bomb in the mail. I guess we have different terminology, but when I say aftermarket PS pump, I meant like an autozone durlast crap or something, I didn't think it had to be flashy or better to be considered aftermarket? I just figured it might be something someone could visually tell the difference right away, since all the youtube video fixes reference this o-ring replacement that my PS pump visually missing or different. But you are correct, I have noticed the hard PS lines wheeping so that could be where the wining is coming from, so I'll probably start there. Also, this is the newb forum right?

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:34 AM   #6
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Some PS pumps have the reservoir connection on the top, and some have them on the side, so it depends but the 2002 had them on the side.

It doesn't have to be a different motor to have a pump you were not expecting. The pump may have been replaced, or not.

Even if it was an "aftermarket PS pump", it should look and fit the same so impossible to tell from that one picture. You would have to check over the pump for p/n's and other markings to tell.

The whining is coming from air in the system. Usually you don't get air unless you have a leak somewhere.

Tighten up all the loose connections. Check all the other PS Pump and Reservoir connections. Wipe everything clean.

Fill your reservoir up to @least the MIN COLD line, but no more than the MAX COLD Line when the engine is cold.

Take the car for a ride and get everything warmed up, then come back and check all your connections for leaks again. No point bleeding the system if you still have leaks.

If you have no more leaks, then time to purge the PS pump & system of air.
Multiple videos on how to do that.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:49 AM   #7
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Some PS pumps have the reservoir connection on the top, and some have them on the side, so it depends but the 2002 had them on the side.

It doesn't have to be a different motor to have a pump you were not expecting. The pump may have been replaced, or not.

Even if it was an "aftermarket PS pump", it should look and fit the same so impossible to tell from that one picture. You would have to check over the pump for p/n's and other markings to tell.

The whining is coming from air in the system. Usually you don't get air unless you have a leak somewhere.

Tighten up all the loose connections. Check all the other PS Pump and Reservoir connections. Wipe everything clean.

Fill your reservoir up to @least the MIN COLD line, but no more than the MAX COLD Line when the engine is cold.

Take the car for a ride and get everything warmed up, then come back and check all your connections for leaks again. No point bleeding the system if you still have leaks.

If you have no more leaks, then time to purge the PS pump & system of air.
Multiple videos on how to do that.
Thank you for the info!
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