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Old 11-30-2011
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Power Steering Pump Replacement

What is a decent replacement power steering pump for a 1997 Ranger 4 banger?

Prefer to buy local but not afraid to order online. Auto Zone and the like are probably crap.
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Oreilly's is good or full service. See what kind of warranty you can get.
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Any of the parts stores carry them, and the price isn't too bad, $40-$60. The bad part is most are noisy, I replaced mine because it was whining loudly, and I didn't want it to quit in the middle of Winter. The replacement is louder yet.
The bottom line: if yours has quit there are reasonable pumps available, and they will probably be fine.....but loud.
Back in '85 the pump on my 79 F 150 quit, and the pump my local NAPA had was a Saginaw pump (as used on GM's) adapted to fit. I'm no expert on them, but I've read that they are a quieter pump by design. I checked NAPA and they don't seem to be doing that anymore....too bad.
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Are the motorcraft rebuilt pumps good?

ww.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQMazdaQQB2300QQMotorcraftQQPower_Steering_PumpQQ1 9951997QQMISTP58RM.html

Rock Auto has them for under $80 plus core.
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I have seen posts from people who have gotten noisy Motorcraft pumps too. Check before you buy to see if the warranty covers noisy operation. You may swap 2 or 3 pumps before you find a quiet one, if you don't mind the hassle you will probably come out good in the end.
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The pump design is the noise issue not who sells it.

If you want the noise to go away you need a different pump.
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I replaced my pump with an A/C Delco reman, it is noisy but it works well. Haven't had any issues with it yet(knock on wood).
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I went with a Motorcraft from Rock Auto. Nice quiet pump.

There was a white nylon washer in the box but no mention of where it goes. Anyone know what it's for and where it goes?
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Old 12-27-2011
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The white washer goes on the output fitting of the pump, push it onto the taper of a drift punch to slightly enlarge it, then slip it on the fitting after removing the old one. The old one was sealing fine on mine, as evidently was yours.
I'm glad to hear you got a quiet pump, my noisy one works well, and still howling away.
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what are your thoughts on a Fenco power steering pump from Advance? Should I stay away or will it be ok? My stocker has a shaft seal leak and I would like to replace it. Thanks fellas.
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AGR makes a pump apparently and with a little modification to extend the reservoir up taller to accommodate more fluid it is supposedly pretty quiet.
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