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Yes, all new parts im starting to think the pump is faulty because when i emptied the reservoir then started the motor you would think it would have filled from the pump and it didnt also the old pump was working it was leaking which is why i changed it ,and when bleeding the system i saw no foam or air bubbles in the reservoir as far as the rack and pinion everything worked fine before i changed the pump i only did it cause of the leaking also when i would add fluid before you could hear the pump pulling it in and watch it go down so i think i have a bad newpump

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Damon, the pump you bought is bad, return it for another pump and you'll be fine. I had several pumps bad through the years.

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SOURCE: even if i had other problemsbad rack and pinionect.shouldnt the pump still be working circulating fluid thru the system?

The reservoir supplies fluid to the pump as it returned from the steering gear.Fill the reservoir and see if the noise goes away and the steering is easier.

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Even if i had other problemsbad rack and pinionect.shouldnt the pump still be working circulating fluid thru the system?


The reservoir supplies fluid to the pump as it returned from the steering gear.Fill the reservoir and see if the noise goes away and the steering is easier.

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