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Hopefully replacing my power steering pump tomorrow. There is a threaded pressure line at the bottom of the pump and then I think 2 return lines to the pump from the booster and gearbox. If they are both return lines, does it matter which stub the hoses are attached to on the pump? I was reading IBMobiles filter article and I may have my return lines crossed, but in theory it shouldn't matter. I also have a filter on the line coming from the booster to the pump where IBMobile has it on the line from the gearbox? 

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It shouldn't mater.  They are both return lines to the reservoir part of the pump.

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Good to hear. How pricey was the Borgeson?

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wonder who makes for Borgeson?????

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8 hours ago, CTcummins24V said:

Defective NAPA reman pump off, new Borgeson pump on and I have complete power steering at idle and power brakes! 

 

Interesting.  At 215,000 miles on my truck  I replaced the original power steering pump even though it was still working.  I replaced it with the Boregeson pump.  The Borgeson pump had started making a very minor noise under certain conditions a few months ago and it failed suddenly and completely at just under 75,000 miles later.  I now have a Napa remanufactured pump on the truck.  It will be interesting to see how long it will last. 

 

I was disappointed in the short life of the Borgeson pump.

 

How many miles did you get out of your Napa pump?

 

- John

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9 minutes ago, Tractorman said:

I was disappointed in the short life of the Borgeson pump

I have 442k on my oe pump and keep waiting for it to explode. It is a touch weak and shows that at idle every so often. Probably ought to just replace. I believe I got my moneys worth out of it.

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9 hours ago, Tractorman said:

 

Interesting.  At 215,000 miles on my truck  I replaced the original power steering pump even though it was still working.  I replaced it with the Boregeson pump.  The Borgeson pump had started making a very minor noise under certain conditions a few months ago and it failed suddenly and completely at just under 75,000 miles later.  I now have a Napa remanufactured pump on the truck.  It will be interesting to see how long it will last. 

 

I was disappointed in the short life of the Borgeson pump.

 

How many miles did you get out of your Napa pump?

 

- John

 

Defective out of the box

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343k mile factory OEM pump still going. When it comes time ill go with a NAPA power steering pump.

 

Biggest thing is making sure the system is clean and flushed out before hooking up the return lines.

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2 hours ago, Mopar1973Man said:

343k mile factory OEM pump still going.

 

I should have stayed with my OEM pump.

 

- John

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My trick is that I change power steering fluid ever 30k miles. When I pulled my power steering gearbox it was very clean inside and virtually no wear. Only problem was the amount of rust in the input seal made it leak.

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On topic but a different vehicle. I just replaced the power steering pump on a 96 K 2500 Suburban about a week ago. How it all started,  had a leaky pressure line. So I put a new line, on filled the reserve with oil, fired up the truck, oil level drop maybe an inch, added to the top because I knew it was going to take more, started to turn wheels back and forth, got some more air out. Check fluid it was a normal operating range, so I figured I'll crank it back and forth few times just to be sure, went one way fine, went the other and pump made a lot of noise and quit pumping. I figured it was done for, went and got a new one from orielys, been working fine ever since.

Still not quite sure what went wrong, maybe it had a air pocket someplace and got hot, just weird how it work for 10-15 minutes and then it crapped.

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