Just fixed the steering gear and intermediate shaft. New linkage and alignment. All happy cause its nice and tight and working great. Let my wife drive it and right away she says "whats wrong with the steering"? I'm kinda like disappointed and say "well its an old car". "but I thought it felt pretty good to me". She drives us home and when I go to pull it in the garage I notice the power assist is falling on its face. No wonder my wife thought something was wrong. Anyway the pump is toast. Ordered a new one. Not rebuild. I'm going to have to flush the gear out. The fluid is all nasty with metal from the pump. Hopefully the gear will be ok. Just weird how fast it went out. It was fine one minute and next it was toast. Wonder if I can flush the gear with one of those trans flushing kits?