Changed power steering pump and rack on my E36 316i Compact today and got a bit of a problem........
The pump outlet pipe(to the rack) is loose in the housing ie I can move it up and down 10mm. I then checked the original pump and the depth to the shoulder is just 10mm. Removed the pipe from recon pump and measured the depth-it is 20mm.I guess Ive found why the pipe was loose.
The two pumps are different in this aspect only.
I will be ringing the shop up in the morning to see if they can rectify the problem.
Has anyone else ever had the same problem
It was an LUK pump