Thank you for letting me join. I am pulling my hair out over this one and need some experienced/professional guidance. I have a 98 Ford F150 4.6L that we put a new/re-manufactured power steering pump on and new high pressure line. When everything was installed it was great but in just one day I started to see fluid on the drive way. Took it back to the mechanic, it was leaking where the high pressure line enters the pump, he cleaned and tightened the connection and no leak, next day started leaking again. I bought a new line thinking that was the issue and swapped it out, no leaks… two days later it starts leaking. Took it back to mechanic. Can not stop the leak and thinks it might be the threads of the pump itself. Pretty frustrated and looking for second opinions before I have to spend MORE money to swap out pumps. The new pump was a “Ultra-Power” brand pump from Rock Auto. Please, any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you!
UPDATE: I would like to add that the pump does not seem to be working as good as I would have hoped. when the truck is still/not moving the steering is stiff requiring more muscling to turn the wheel but once moving it is pretty smooth. Could this too be a sign of a defective pump?