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ideas for budget ps and steering pump? any swaps?

hey guys im kinda running out of funds for now but i need to put another powersteering pump and box to replace the worn one in my cj. i think the last guy that owned it ran it dry and its bad. and help on what to find at a salvage yard for now. any help would be appreciated, i want to drive my cj. weather is just right to take the top off. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] sorry i forgot to mention i have an amc v8. thanks again
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from chevy?

1. Have you thought about rebuilding the pump?
2. A NAPA rebuild kit's < $15.
3. It takes some work,
4. But it's an inexpensive alternative,
5. To buying a used part.
6. What's ya got to loose by doing it?
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from chevy?

thanks i have to look into that. i think it is more the pump the is messed up. it seems like when i turn the steeringwheel it its free then if you turn it it gets rough then it jerks and gets sticky 3 or four times then ok and then same thing. i duno?
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from che

Either the pump's taking a dump or you've got resistance from steering components touching (where they shouldn't?) or a balljoint issue.

I'd go with the pump personally...I replaced my weak PS pump last winter for $35-$40 for a reman speced for a mid-'80s GWaggy. Cured all the straining, belt squalling, and near manual feel. OTOH, Aaron &amp; others have had good result running 1ton Chevy PS pumps meant for hydro-boost brake systems
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from che

Just get any off a gm model car, they all saginaw. run about $15 It doesnt have to be a jeep.
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from che

Brownbags right about it being a standard GM saginaw pump, but you need to watch the return line, and mounting bosses. The pumps all looked the same, but with diffent return fittings. Just to make sure you get one that doesn't run into your exaust or block, and will line up with your brackets.
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump from che

yeh, thats kinda what i was thinking..damn there would so much to choose from but i would probably be best off from a gm truck or something right. so what model truck should i look for? thanks for the info so far.
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Re: ideas for budget ps and steering pump? any swaps?

OK, this is all very interesting and I do not have a good answer. The more that I look into the different Saginaw Gear boxes (that all look alike) the more confused I have become. The Saginaw was used on many different GM models and dozens of other makes like <nobr>Toyota</nobr> (eww). There are many different gear ratios, effort indexes and several different goes into/goes outof shaft sizes all with different travels end to end.

Here’s a link to some (confusing) data on the subject of the GM boxes.

Saginaw Power Steering

LEVE if you can get one of these silly things apart and back together, make it functional without any leaks, not blow the seals out of the pump when you first turn the steering wheel…….. Then you are the man! I have a couple that you can rebuild and I will pay you to do it (parts, shipping and a reasonable labor charge is on me), cores are not a problem. At some point I'm going to want to know how the heck you do that.. so teaching me is part of the bargin. If interested drop a note, if not then just ignore it.


Good Luck

Oh damn the subject is the pump.... I can rebuild one of those in my sleep.... if someone cleans it up maybe with just one hand.... now the steering gear is another thing!!!

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becareful around mid 80,s some had metric hose fitting. I got mind off a Monza and it works find
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