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Unread 01-02-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Replacing power steering pump

I have a '78 cj and and a '74 j10. Ive always wanted to get one of those suped up agr super pumps and steering boxes for my cj. The combo of the two cost about $800, which isnt my budget. My j10 needs a new pump, the front pulley wobbles and it leaks out fluid. I cant get a pump from any of the local parts stores, so I had an idea. Take the good pump and reservoir from my cj and put on the truck, and order a new agr pump and use the reservoir from the truck and put on the cj. The problem is that when I was looking at the pumps on, its recommended to use a new pump with a new box. Is this just a gimmick to get me to buy a new box or is there a valid reason to do so. Also what are some comments about agr steering components. Are they worth the price, or just over hyped?

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Unread 01-02-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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There's no need to replace both when one or the other needs replacement.

AGR's quality isn't what it used to be. Look into PSC, which is the company now owned by the guy who started AGR and sold it years ago.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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Ask them to provide you with tech specs like fluid requirements, meaning does the new one require more fluid to operate than the amount a jeep pump can deliver. Also ask about drive pulley size. Sounds like you have a lot of spare time on your hands. Do you want to buy a couple of kids instead? They have a way of making things so they really are in desperate need of being repaired. Lol.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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Power steering systems are a non filtered system. Meaning any dirt that gets into it just recirculates and is never removed. A 30 year old system has a ton of crap in it.
Now you go buy your nice high end pump do you really want any crud from your stock box going through it at 1500 p.s.i.?
That is the same thinking behind replacing a torque converter on a new tranny.
No matter how much you flush it, you will never get ALL of the debris out.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #5
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Put a magnefine filter in the return line.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 10:59 PM   #6
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Buy a pulley removal/install tool kit. Best $30 I ever spent.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 11:23 PM   #7
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I hadnt thought of it not being filtered. I guess I'll try find a used one, or fix the bad one.
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