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Re-sealing the Eaton Power Steering Pump

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Up until late 1965 the Eaton built power steering pump was commonly used by Ford.Outside venders/manufacturers were often recruited by FoMoCo to supply a variety of components.Eventually many suppliers were phased-out as Ford developed its own version, thereby reducing the need to maintain contracts with such companys as Autolite, Eaton, Kelsey Hays, Carter, and Warner.

Transmissions and drive-train components were manufactured by Ford under there ''T&C '' (Transmission & Chassis) division. The Ford Motorcraft line replaced the Autolite carburetor and electrical products.

To gain access to the bolts holding the pump halves together, the pulley must first be removed. A woodruff key is used to keep the pulley from slipping, as a bolt, lock washer, and a thick spacer/washer are employed fasten to the shaft. On this particular pump, someone has over-tightened this retainer bolt to the point of distorting and stress- cracking the spacer washer. Upon disassembly, considerable wear was found on the rotor, ring ,and even the shaft was galled where it rides within the bushing.The icing on the cake is the shaft and rotor have apparently been run with a dry pump,and the shaft was not straight and wobbled within the housing. Even as a core this pump was limited on it's usable parts.

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