What are the signs of a bad PS pump? I mean the signs that tell you that it is beyond repair. I just put the rebuild kit in and the shaft has already stretched the seal. Seems to me that the shaft or sleeve has worn down and the the tension on the belt pulling sideways on the shaft has deformed the seal. It doesn't leak when it doesn't have any tension on it, only when the belt is on. I drove 200 miles last night with no PS just so I wouldn't have to put up with the leak, and the whining. The question is, Is my pump dead?