[s-cars] Power Steering Pump

Joseph Pizzimenti pizzoman at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 29 16:20:44 EST 2003

Check these guys out...


As well as the usual suspects:
Blau - www.audiquattroparts.com
TPC - www.thepartsconnection.com
Maybe even Clair Parts...

Good luck.

Joe, 4th PS pump in 6 months, Pizzo
--- jimk at spotgraphicsinc.com wrote:
> Hello,
> Since the X-plug is leaking on my 95.5 Avant, I have
> searched the
> archives and read all of the info that I could find
> regarding replacing
> the X-plug and the O-ring.  While I found part
> numbers for the repair
> kit (New Xplug and O-ring) and the suggested Napa
> Drag-link socket I
> also saw several disturbing posts that indicated
> that the whole thing
> might blow out soon after fixing.
> Soooo, I am thinking about just replacing the whole
> pump for peace of
> mind if nothing else.  There are way too many
> opportunities here in
> Californa to get stranded in BFE 100's of miles away
> from anyone I would
> want toughing my car.
> My questions:
> 1. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to
> find a good price on
> a rebuilt Power-Steering unit?
> 2. Or is new one a LOT better way to go?  I
> understand that even new can
> mean great variabilty in quality as my 59000 mile
> 95.5  car is leaking
> and the 112000 mile 93 car is bone-dry with both on
> their first pump.
> 3. Or if I just fix the one I have, can the
> "Drag-link socket" be used
> to accurately torque (wiuth a wrench) the plug down
> so it does not pop
> back out?  I can't visualize the drag-link socket
> having never seen one.
> 4. If torqued correctly, does this really solve the
> problem until the
> new O-ring starts to leak?  Or has anyone followed
> the correct procedure
> and still had the thing blow on them?
> Thanks,
> Jim Klein
> 95.5 S6 weeping
> 93 S4 happy as a clam
> 90 CQ very sad(-looking)
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