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Hello, I recently just forked out the $150.00 bucks to buy a new pump (w/ reservoir) seeing how mine is leaking and just doesn't feel like its quite up to its full potential. So later this week I should be getting my parts and will be installing it myself! I am just wondering if there is anything I have to look out for or is there any steps I must take in order to do this correctly?

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Should be pretty straight forward. Make sure you use the correct fluid when filling up and make sure you purge air from the system when you are done. Remove the cap and turn the wheels from left to right until the air is out of the system.
 

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Now when you say correct fluid, what kind of fluid do you mean? I've just been using regular power steering fluid from the gas station for awhile now seeing how I have a leak, replace fluid often and didnt wanna spend the money one some high grade fluid.
 

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What year is yours? Newer models use the Pentosin CHF-11S fluid and I have read where it really should not be mixed with anything else. Its the light green fluid. You can get it from FCPGroton at a good price. I think older models can use any good qualityATF.
 

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She's a 1987 760 GLE V6 :) and I have never heard of FCPGroton... Is this a store of some sort or a website? Can you also tell me what kind of oil and transmission fluid I am supposed to be using as well?
 

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Thank you, But I received my part... got my old p/s pump off and then got the new one out and realized that it isn''t the same... I actually got the wrong part (distributor's fault was actually an AC DELCO part i believe and no one wants that :]) and went and took it back yesterday and should be receiving a new and correct part early this week. But I cannot seem to get the pulley off of my old pump, even with a puller it will not come off. Which brings my question, is there any techniques, or tips that i should know to help this get off a little easier?
 

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Ryan those are a major pain to get off. It's common to even break them. Some guys will use heat. My advice is to take it to a machine shop and have them remove and press on.
 

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Yeah my father and I tried for like an hour. We're gonna try and put it in a vice and use a torque wrench to get it off...
 

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Alright, got the pulley off by taking it to a local shop where they had some special tool that took it off like nothing. Then I got my new p/s pump on correctly, and when I was backing it down the ramps I was using I noticed it was leaking even worse than before! Since my old pump wasn't putting out that much pressure, the high pressure hose (in which was leaking) did not leak that bad. Now that I have a new pump which is pushing the correct amount of pressure that hose is really leaking. So now my main goal is to try and find one of these High pressure hydraulic hoses used/cheap. If anyone has any idea where to find one at a decent price let me know please.
 

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Thanks for the update, that can happen when you correct one issue it exposes the next 'week link' in the system. Have you tried IPD? I don't know if I would fool around with a used hose.
 

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Yeah no problem, And I have no idea what you mean by IPD.... but I guess it really doesn't matter anymore. My dad almost had someone to fix the hose itself but they didn't have Metric couplings for the ends of the hose... and they also would of charge me $35. So I went ahead and bought a brand new hose for $40 and should be receiving it this after noon. Finally my Volvo will be on the road again :]

But next in line for repairs is - Valve Gasket Covers, rear brakes, then figure out if my A/C compressor is getting power or not.
 
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