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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2002, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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AGR powersteering problems

My AGR steering box and pump are giving me problems. I'm using the superbox 2 and a ford mustang pump on my 5.0HO. First, the AGR pump won't hold fluid, the housing leaks. I got a NAPA rebuild and it holds fluid okay. I had a custom line build to match the pump to the box. Now it works, but two problems. First, fluid is now seeping out of the seal by the pitman arm. Second, if I turn the steering wheel with the engine off, power steering fluid blows out of the cap vent and all over the place! That doesn't seem normal. Any ideas?

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Re: AGR powersteering problems

I would call AGR. That much money spent on a box. they had better be able to tell me what the hell is wrong with it when it doesn't work right. just my .02

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Re: AGR powersteering problems

If you want to ditch that ford PS pump in favor of a saginaw unit, find a 87 and up ford van with a 302 or 351. They used saginaw pumps. I recently got 2 brackets and pumps from the local upullit yard for $20. There are two styles of brackets depending on what kind of AC the van had. One of them provides an almost flat mounting surface that I think can be easily modified for a york compressor. The other will work for the style AC pump that came on most mustang engines.
Also, my PS box looked like it was leaking from the pitman seal. But when I took the front clip off during my engine swap I discovered that it was really leaking from the high pressure line. Make sure they are tight and the proper fittings.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2002, 01:04 AM
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Re: AGR powersteering problems

i have heard alot of people are having problems with the agr stuff.

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Re: AGR powersteering problems

Most of the problems are due to not getting them bleed good. That is why his is puking with the engine off I guarentee!! Bleed that sucker by turning the wheels back and forth till the fluid doesnt move up and down AT ALL!! Then it should be fine unless your introducing air from a loose fitting!! I've been playing this game for a while now and I'm happy to report that I'm tickled with it at the moment!!

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