CARDONE's Quality Assurance Laboratory tested three CARDONE remanufactured Power Steering Pumps and three Rack & Pinion units against three of the same remanufactured units from a competitor. The results of the tests are detailed below.
| ||Power Steering Pump Reservoirs / Housings ||Finger inspected and restamped to reshape dented can. ||Questionable manufacturing procedures.Dented area around can may cause o-ring to be cut and the unit to leak. ||CARDONE pumps are thoroughly tested to ensure housing and reservoir properly fit and function. |
| ||Campacs ||CARDONE uses new O.E. style "H" slippers in their campac design. ||Uses old style "C" slippers in their campacs.Units will be noisy and may fail prematurely due to design flaw. ||New "H" slippers are less noisy and contribute to unit longevity. |
| ||Spool Valves ||Racks are sleeved with the Tri-bond process which includes mechanical, chemical and thermal bonds to hold sleeve in place. ||Racks are sleeved but are not Tri-bonded. A sleeve that moves within the unit will cut off fluid lines leading to a potentially serious accident due to an immediate loss of steering assist. ||Crimped or coined sleeves along with thermal and chemical bonds (Tri-bonded) will forever remain in place guaranteeing safe performance. |
| ||Cleaning || Wash and brush rinse process. ||Blasting with glass particles.Contamination and glass debris left from the harsh cleaning process may damage seals and cause leakage. || Washing cleans just as well without damaging the housing and leaves no contamination or glass particles that may cut seals inside the unit. |
| ||Instruction Sheet ||Tri-lingual, in-depth instruction sheets included to aid in removal and installation of unit ||Brief, English-only instruction sheets are occassionally included on installation.Leaves many mechanics with unanswered questions on proper removal and installation procedures. ||CARDONE helps the customer decrease installation time and effort, while increasing their profitability in every area of the country. |
CARDONE's remanufactured Power Steering Pumps and Rack and Pinion Units not only offer a high quality, low cost alternative to new parts, but are the leading choice in the remanufactured market.