these clearances exceed specifications (refer to Section
a. Clean all parts thoroughly in cleaning solvent.
b. Check gears and shafts for nicks, burrs, cracks
Check milled seal and gasket recesses of the
or chipping. Discard defective components.
cover for any obstruction that would prevent normal
seating. Make sure internal threads of front cover and
c. Examine gear chamber of body for contact
threads on capscrews are in good condition.
between gears and body, especially the intake cavity of
the body. Although wear of more than 1/64 of an inch
(0.397 mm) is abnormal, it is not critical if the bearings
9-59. REASSEMBLY OF STEERING PUMP (see
are not defective. The intake cavity is shown in figure 9-
Apply a light coat of non-hardening gasket-
d. Inspect the body and bearing for irregularities of
cement to the bore in the front cover. Press new shaft
the bore caused by bearing attempting to turn or signs of
seal into the bore and wipe off excess cement. Stake
seal in three places.
e. Examine bearings and body for scratches and
NOTE: Generously lubricate all parts with SAE 10 W oil
during pump assembly.
surface plate to dress out any slight imperfections of
deep scratches or gouges. Check bearing bores for
their respective positions. Make sure all marks previously
made during disassembly are aligned.
respective positions in the body and check clearance
between bearing flats. Under no circumstances should