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Power Steering on 76 Parisienne


We have a leaky power steering pump on our 76 Parisienne and have had a hard time trying to find one online. [We are looking for the whole thing, reservoir + pump] The main issue is that besides the universal fit ones, there doesnt appear to be any specifically for our year of Parisienne. However, since our car has the Chevy 350, I was wondering if it would be fine if we just bought a power steering pump that fits a 76 Chevy caprice or Chevy truck that has the 350? Or is there a difference in the Canadian and American Chevy engines?

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[1976 Pontiac Parisienne, 4 Door Sedan Trim, 350-4 V8]



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I got out the GM parts books for 76 Chevrolet and 76 Pontiac.

According to the books the 76 full size Chevrolet car and the 76 Canadian Pontiac with a 350 Chevy engine use exactly the same power steering pump so if you can find one for a Caprice you are set.

If it's just the front seal on the pump that is a replaceable part though, you may not need to change the whole pump.

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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 

1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)



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Alright, thank you very much. One other question I had though was that it says the engine vin code the pump fits is either V or L. I couldnt find any letters/numbers on the engine itself however the letter L is in our vehicles VIN twice. Is the vin letter for the engine in the VIN itself or would it be on the engine somewhere?

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I believe on your VIN the 5th digit is the L? That space in the VIN should be your engine code.

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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 

1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)

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