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Has anyone done this. My pump finally quit on it. Extremely noise. Starting doing search on how to do. Pulley removal etc. Found this link
The Ford Ranger Saginaw Power Steering Pump Swap
Looks like mine redoing and modification. Says gets rid of the noise of pump. If does that worth the effort.
Any advice, knowledge etc. Thanks all. Maurice
 

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There's a special tool available at most auto parts stores that removes and installs the P/S pump pulley. It's two semi-circular pieces that grab the little snout on the pulley and the business end of the puller. There's a metal collar that goes around them to hold them in place while you crank on the puller.

The Ford pump is indeed noisier than most. I went through this with mine and I put a new Ford-style pump back on the car. I didn't know about the Saginaw pump option or I would have at least looked at it. It took a while for the new pump to quiet down. I think air had the most to do with it, but I just about wore ever other steering component out cranking the wheel back and forth to work the air out of the system. It's still noisier than any other vehicle we have but it's quieter than the old pump.

I think the only bracket mods you';d have to do would be shaving the fins around the bolt holes if they're there and clearancing the bracket at the filler neck. No sweat.

The low pressure return line is a no-brainer, but the high pressure side might be tricky. On the hose, the end is bent to reach the Ford pump. The high pressure port on the Saginaw is at a funky angle. You might be able to tweak the metal tubing on the end of the hose so it sits right.
 

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I am going to try it. May go the j-yard method first. Can't lose anything. They want 35-50 for cores. The write up say pulley fits and don't mention hose but shows picture for 2.3 so I assume he did it. I guess I will need to do a writeup. Maurice
 

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The GM pumps have two different High pressure fittings. One is a regular 45 inverted flair. Older models. And the new one is an O ring job. Early pumps were standard threads and late were Metric. The ford pumps have those swivel High pressure lines. I dont remember if the inserts are interchangeable. Remember the GM pumps are 1100 Lbs and ford is 850. This can complicate things a little. Peace Tom:bigthumbsup:bigthumbsup
 

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From the looks of the saginaw pump in the Ranger Station write up, it has some sort of adapter block on the back where the old inverted flare fitting would have gone and it kicks out to the side with what looks like the swivel/o-ring style that's found on the Ford pump.

Tom brings up a good point. The higher pressure might make the steering even lighter. You don't get much feedback from the power rack and pinion to begin with. It probably works well on 4X4 applications with tall mud tires over the Ford pump.

I like it when Maurice volunteers to be the guinea pig :) He comes up with some pretty neat ideas.
 

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For what it's worth, the saginaw conversion seems more popular for v8 trucks like rangers/broncos. They claim a direct swap but you might need a new pressure hose depending on the pump design?

Not really any write-ups for a 2.3 as most are for a v8, but I did find a v8 van thread which had better pictures. Hope it helps, I'm no expert but it got me interested in how it's done.

Saginaw Power Steering Pump Swap on 302/351W F-Series/Bronco - Ford Truck Fanatics
 

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I don't really need extra turning power but then again I am running fairly wide tires. I plan on finding the a Ford pump mention in the link I mention. The biggest reason. I hate the sound of the pump on the 2.3. From what I read it is because of the plastic tank on them.
What the hey. Almost nothing on the car is stock. Maurice
 

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I just want to get rid of the noisy 2.3 one. Got to get to a j-yard and find one. Will writeup something. Tom will be using a Ford one listed in the link. Thanks all for the info helping alot. Maurice
Edit. Darn double posting. Acting up computer. Maurice
 
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