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Power steering quit working today (Borgeson)

My power steering decided to quit working today. I replaced the factory PS last year with the Borgeson kit. I had the factory pump overhauled at the time and it’s been working well for the last year. Last night it stopped working at idle speed a few times but would then work with higher rpm. This morning it quit working completely. I checked the fluid level which was half full (hot) and topped it off. There are no leaks. I suspect the pump but am wondering if anyone has an idea or suggestion on where to start troubleshooting?
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I called Borgeson and they thought that it was the pump because it stopped working completely. In their opinion, if it was the steering box it would be more likely that it fail in one direction, not both. I took the pump off and went back to the repair shop that rebuilt the pump a year ago. They took it apart and found the relief valve had failed open. They charged me another $100 (no warranty, only 6 months). It works good now. The concern that I have now is that both Borgeson and the repair shop suggested replacing the factory pump with a saginaw pump. Borgeson said they have had problems with the factory pumps providing enough pressure.
Hope this helps someone in the future.
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There may have been some failures with the factory pumps, but it`s like anything else. The company makes thousands & thousands of those things & if most of them were problematic, Ford would have switched suppliers just from a warranty standpoint.
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There may have been some failures with the factory pumps, but it`s like anything else. The company makes thousands & thousands of those things & if most of them were problematic, Ford would have switched suppliers just from a warranty standpoint.
Didnít they start using the saginaw style pump in 1970ish?
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How does one tell the difference between brands of pumps? Being new to owning my 65 fastback (289) I am unsure of which PS pump is on my engine. I'd like to change the hoses soon.

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How does one tell the difference between brands of pumps? Being new to owning my 65 fastback (289) I am unsure of which PS pump is on my engine. I'd like to change the hoses soon.
The saginaw pumps are teardrop shaped. The Ford factory pumps are more round shaped. The filler necks on the factory pumps are either angled (AC installed) or straight (non-AC)
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