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Just Replace Leaky Pump??? or Service Full Power steering System???

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so it's been 4-6 months with this leaky power steering pump...can't really determine if original or replacement....UV really only shows its origin from the back of the pump(running down the reservoir)gonna assume O-rings....not spewing out but it does collect at a center point on lower fan shroud....not constantly dripping or getting everywhere one dirty azz pump tho lmao

i threw blue magic PS stop leak earlier in the month...made it hella full, but did not overflow reservoir....more recently ive opened the hood and fluid has spilled on to the reservoir....idk wtf... i added a little more today since the leak is still active....but im going to assume its getting that time to face that fan clutch nut lmao

i am not paying $210 for some "Chinese ACDELCO booty" matter how OEM Minded i am....
amazon has a REMANNED Cardone Pump W/Reservouir ($60 Drop) Cardone 20-7923 Remanufactured Power Steering Pump with Reservoir : Automotive

was gonna do:
-serpentine belt ACDelco Professional 6K956 Standard V-Ribbed Serpentine Belt : Automotive
-tensioner pulley ACDelco Professional 38103 Drive Belt Tensioner Assembly with Pulley : Automotive
-idler pulley ACDelco Professional 38001 Idler Pulley , Black : Automotive

since im there anyways.....

My question is, if the power steering pump is getting replaced..... is it worth servicing the whole system or just doing a simple pump exchange
(is it worth the extra time & Cost)or does "IF IT AINT BROKE, DONT FIX IT" applies here

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i took off the fan and the whole fan shroud to replace everything on the front of the engine - for you taking that off is time well spent just for the pump pulley R&R.
maybe change the water pump & radiator hoses too since your in there and "well, since it's this far apart i may as well........."
all that would be left for you is the alternator and AC compressor and they can be serviced later without taking everything else apart again.....
Ive hella been thinking that stent....u think all can be done in a days period
i would allow for a full weekend.................
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