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U13 Power steering pump.
« on: Jun 18, 2010, 02:31PM »
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I have had an issue for years where my bluebird power steering will work really well when the car is cold and I first start it, but as it warms up it does off. Sometimes it comes and goes, sometimes it seems to be engine rev related, but not always. In the past I have replaced the steering rack, this did not fix the problem. I have come to the conclusion that it is the power steering pump as my new bluebird had perfect power steering until I put my worked engine in it  ::)

I was hoping someone might be able to use the fast database to tell me whether a power steering pump from a N14 or N15 or possibly U13 Aus spec pump is the same. Hoping I can replace this part cheaply while my engine is out... again.
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 20, 2010, 06:11PM »
the pumps look real similar on the outside but the colour of the pumps are different between the u13 and n14 S2 but goto a jap importer should be able to pick one up cheap

but also there is that pressure switch at the firewall poss not that too?

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #2 on: Jul 2, 2010, 01:30PM »
Did you find a solutions to this problem? We have a U13 in the family that does the same thing and I am keen on finding what is the cause of it.

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #3 on: Jul 2, 2010, 08:18PM »
well mine has just started todo this too but im thinking its the pressure switch at the back of the bay top rh corner as a wire of it broke off and havent had the time to fix the wire

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 2010, 08:08PM »
i used to work at a power steering specialist. sounds like it could be the switch, but depending on price, it might be worthwhile to get the pump pulled apart and inspected. could be a sticky relief valve. to get someone to put some new seals through a nissan steering pump shouldnt cost any more than $300. and they should have the expertise to diagnose the problem before costing you anything.

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #5 on: Aug 30, 2010, 08:39PM »
Yeah, I had someone look at it, the pump was rooted beyond repair. So I have picked up a new one, yet to put it on though.
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2010, 01:09AM »
Yeah, I had someone look at it, the pump was rooted beyond repair. So I have picked up a new one, yet to put it on though.

A new one from nissan?? if so ouch :( thats gotta hit the pocket hard

and if not where from?? lol
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2010, 09:28PM »
$125 from Nissmaz. Come from a pathfinder I think. It's Identical.
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #8 on: Sep 1, 2010, 01:57AM »
Niiiice thats good to hear :)

does that in anyway relate to the rack of them being similar to u13 ones aswell??  i noe nothing about racks so thought id ask lol
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #9 on: Sep 2, 2010, 03:54PM »
wow, cheap. working again yet?

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #10 on: Sep 2, 2010, 10:34PM »
Wont be for a few weeks, engine is out for a few reasons, this was one, but the main reason was the gearbox, waiting on parts from japan.
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2010, 04:27AM »
yeesh, rebuilding the whole car from the ground up are ya?

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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2010, 08:29AM »
No, just doing a few things that require the engine out, gearbox, power steering pump, upgrading the turbo, water pump, knock sensor... there's a few other things aswell.
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Re: U13 Power steering pump.
« Reply #13 on: Sep 22, 2010, 04:31PM »
I got the steering rack re-built when my engine was out due to gearbox re-build.  Best $400 i've spent.