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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #76
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No first hand knowledge on the internals of batteries. I do have 2 yellow top Optimas. I don't feel there holding a charge like they should.

I read that thread when it was active. My next batteries will be the type JH suggested in that thread.

My diesel truck uses interstate batteries, I got 6 years out of the original Motorcraft ones.

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Bill,

and I got 6 years out of the 2 in my Jeep now which are 4 Wheel Parts brand gel battery...either way, I am saving the $$ and going with Hammertime as he has yet to let me down with any of his suggestions...

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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #77
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Well, What's going on here? I have been stuck at work... new position... lots of overtime, so I haven't been able to do much with my Jeep, so you need to start working on yours!!!
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Unread 05-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #78
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A couple of quick updates...

1. fixed the brake light switch by adjusting it out a little more, thanks for that suggestion guys...

2. the original power steering pump just didn't have enough in it to power both the steering box and the hydroboost so I spent some time today installing my new AGR pump (Vanco recommended), very easy and straightforward...just have to finish bleeding the air out of the system...

3. as for batteries, I went with 2 Sears Platinum (made by Odyssey) batteries to replace the 2-6 year old batteries of which one died completely and the other went into my work truck. These batteries have a full replacement warranty for 4 years and then is prorated after that.

4. I still need to adjust my brake pedal a little more, still a tad too high for my liking but sonofagun do I have brakes now...

once I complete the power steering I plan on tackling the oxidized hood...
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Unread 05-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #79
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Your brake improvement is one of those that always makes me want to spend money on my Jeep! You look at some improvements/mods and say, "That's nice", but the Vanco brake system is one of those that makes me WANT to buy it. Probably never will unless I win the lottery though!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #80
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Question for you gurus out there...

When bleeding the power steering system, I had my daughter turn the steering lock to lock for what seemed like 100 times. No more air bubbles, no foaming fluid but my power steering is not working correctly...seems at idle it is hard to turn the steering wheel. I believe the belt tension is good and I have no visible leaks. Any thoughts out there? Thanks in advance...
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Unread 05-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #81
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Maybe the pulley isn't right for your setup?
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Unread 05-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #82
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Maybe the pulley isn't right for your setup?
same pulley Bill, the AGR pump is plug and play...I will call them manana...
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Unread 05-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #83
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the Good news: I am not as dumb as I thought I was. I bled the system correctly, followed directions carefully and have a nice, leak free, air bubble free power steering system and hydro boost braking system. So I got that going for me...

the Bad news: AGR sent me out the wrong pump!! But, they are correcting their mistake and sending me out the right pump for my application at no additional cost (it is a few more $$) today. So, in a week or so I get to do the same job all over again...
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Unread 05-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #84
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the Good news: I am not as dumb as I thought I was. I bled the system correctly, followed directions carefully and have a nice, leak free, air bubble free power steering system and hydro boost braking system. So I got that going for me...

the Bad news: AGR sent me out the wrong pump!! But, they are correcting their mistake and sending me out the right pump for my application at no additional cost (it is a few more $$) today. So, in a week or so I get to do the same job all over again...
I think your bad news is actually good news! At least you know there is nothing else creating an issue. As you said, plug-n-play. Makes sense now that you know you have the wrong pump. Congrats on getting that one solved so quickly. Problems with new parts is one of those things we tend to overlook or disbelieve, and start taking apart something else.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #85
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Congrats on getting that one solved so quickly. Problems with new parts is one of those things we tend to overlook or disbelieve, and start taking apart something else.
Scott,

You are so right. I think I am fairly logical, can follow directions and can be very methodical when I take things apart and put them back together. But, when I venture into the unknown, the lack of experience causes me to 2nd guess myself when an install doesn't go exactly as planned like this one did. I don't have a ton of experience like many here on the Forum so I get really nervous really fast when something is not right. The thought of the wrong pump installed never crossed my mind.

AGR couldn't have been more willing to make it right and I really appreciate that. At least now I know how to install the power steering pump and the job should be cut in half, time wise.

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AGR couldn't have been more willing to make it right and I really appreciate that. At least now I know how to install the power steering pump and the job should be cut in half, time wise.

Mike
Kudos to AGR. Good customer support and a good plug for the company.

Your comment about knowing what to do now is the blessing of your effort. We sweat stuff out of ignorance because we have no confidence in ourselves. Then, we undertake the challenge, whip it, and think "That was easy". I think that's awesome. The Force is with you, Mike!
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Well, if someone can figure out how to make time, they would be the wealthiest person in all of eternity!

AGR shipped out my higher flow power steering pump and I finally started to install it last night and finsihed up this morning. Flushed the power steering system real good, replaced the pump, bled the whole system again, checked for leaks, test drove, checked for leaks and am now back in action! The steering is effortless and the brakes stop on a dime and give back change. If you don't have a seat belt on, I can easily eject you like James Bond. It feels so good to drive the CJ again with doors & top off, nice California summer day/evening...can't beat it. Next project to tackle will be re-shooting my faded/oxidized hood. I am now off to install a beehive to another satisfied customer...Stay tuned...
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Way to go Mike! That's good news. You certainly are a busy-bee!!
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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:05 AM   #89
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Well, if someone can figure out how to make time, they would be the wealthiest person in all of eternity!

AGR shipped out my higher flow power steering pump and I finally started to install it last night and finsihed up this morning. Flushed the power steering system real good, replaced the pump, bled the whole system again, checked for leaks, test drove, checked for leaks and am now back in action! The steering is effortless and the brakes stop on a dime and give back change. If you don't have a seat belt on, I can easily eject you like James Bond. It feels so good to drive the CJ again with doors & top off, nice California summer day/evening...can't beat it. Next project to tackle will be re-shooting my faded/oxidized hood. I am now off to install a beehive to another satisfied customer...Stay tuned...
That's great! I'm looking forward to the hood restore.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #90
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Shoot, no top off driving over here right now!!! 108 degrees is a bit much for no a/c!!!
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