2000 Land Rover Discovery Power Steering pump

Tiny
SHANEDAHLEN
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  • 2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,500 MILES
Power steering pump completely failed - shaft came out, serpentince belt came off, truck over heated. Stopped driving. Have now replaced original pump with a "Master Built Atlantic Automotive Enterprises Remanufactured Power Steering Pump". We have NO pressure! We have tried everything to "bleed it", "prime it", and get it going - all to no avail. Still just have manual steering. Any ideas? Is it most likely that the rebuilt pump is just bad? Should we only be using OEM parts for this pump? It's a very simple, small, gravity fed pump - pretty basic but it's just not working at all!
Thank you!
Shane
480.329.0502 - cell
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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 AT 6:09 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

I would be saying that the pump is faulty, I have just replaced mine with an aftermarket unit and it bleed up in seconds.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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Hello Shane

Well, yes it may be the pump...but I have attached how to bleed to make sure you bleed it this way. Did you?

Hydraulic System - Bleed

Service Repair No - 57.15.02

Bleed

Clean PAS fluid reservoir around filler cap and fluid level indicators.
Remove filler cap from PAS fluid reservoir. If necessary, fill PAS fluid reservoir to upper level indicator with recommended fluid. CAUTION: Ensure no dirt is allowed to enter the steering reservoir when the cap is removed.
Start engine and run to normal operating temperature.
Position container to catch fluid spillage from steering box.


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With engine at idle speed, and an assistant turning the steering from lock to lock, loosen bleed screw on top of steering box. Keep PAS fluid reservoir topped up and allow all air to bleed from system. When fluid from bleed screw is free of air, tighten bleed screw. CAUTION: Do not hold steering at full lock for longer than 10 seconds.
Stop engine.
Clean spilled PAS fluid from steering box and surrounding area. CAUTION: Power steering fluid will damage paint finished surfaces. If spilled, immediately remove fluid and clean area with water.
Check fluid level in PAS fluid reservoir and fill to upper level mark. If fluid is aerated, wait until fluid is free from bubbles.
Fit PAS fluid reservoir filler cap.
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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 AT 6:58 PM

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