2003 GLS Sedan, V6 ATQ, 5-speed manual - I replaced my power steering pump yesterday. The bearings in the pump for the pulley had been failing for a while (clicking sound and a slight rattle) and, ironically, the new pump was already on its way when failure occurred. I installed a re-manufactured Bosch pump from ECS Tuning. While I was at it, I replaced the smaller, top suction hose leading to the pump. I followed the Bentley manual, Haynes book, and advice found here, pretty much by the numbers. It went pretty well, nothing too hard except for the old hose. It was practically welded onto the old pump. Primed the new pump as directed, everything torqued just right, hose clamps nice and tight. I bled the system according to the Bentley instructions until no more air in the reservoir. No high pitched whining and the pre-failure noises gone. End result: the steering wheel is still very hard to turn when the wheels are put back on the ground. Still better than when the pump failed, but not by much and no where near proper operation. I've bled it two more times and no air bubbles are appearing. I observed the P/S fluid rising and falling in the reservoir when the steering wheel is turned. No odd noises, no leaks anywhere in the system. I observed no odd sounds or movements (as best I could) from the steering rack and tie rods. I drove it around the block twice to see if that would shake things out and help, but no improvements noted. My conclusion is the re-manufactured pump is bad, but I wanted to hear any perspectives from you folks to see if I missed something. Thanks!