In Reply to: Re: 1989 Lincoln Steering Pump posted by Jack - Iowa on September 12, 2019 at 07:24:08:
It is a possibility. It is also more likely, as you said, the rebuilder. Me? I would cuss it and drive it for a few thousand miles. Either it will get quieter or you will go deaf.
I did one on my truck and I believe it finally got quieter. American rebuild? No. Your probably not going to find a shop paying someone wages to rebuild a pump they sell for pennies. The only question being who rebuilt it and what were thy doing last week? Making shoes? And the rebuild parts came from where? Are you detecting a downhill trend yet?
My pump, while it got quieter, now I believe, locks up intermittently at hiway speed. Such fun.