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Finally. A permanent power steering whine fix!

svtcards

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I hope I can hear u telling me over the power steering whine all around me.lol
 


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Gonna be tough to hear if Jim Oaks has his truck running.
 

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Further feedback on this conversion: I did it on my 1992 Explorer last weekend. I did have to replace the pressure side power steering hose as my original leaked immediately but it was pretty crusty so I'm not sad about that. I got a junkyard pump, reservoir and pulley for $50 so I had about $120 into the conversion. My old pump was making a chattering noise when it warmed up so I am sure it was on its way out.

My initial thoughts are that the conversion was easy and cheap. It is definitely very quiet and required almost no effort to bleed the system. The bracket kit is well made and the instructions are easy to follow.

A secondary issue I had was my power steering would not function at all for about 30 seconds at idle on a cold startup (with the old pump.) I was pretty convinced that it was the pump at fault but I am pretty sure I still have this issue, it's just not as bad, seems to happen for maybe a couple seconds now at most. If I rev up the engine a bit it'll start working. Not sure if I still have air in the system, kinda doubt it after 200 miles but it's possible I guess. Maybe a fault of the steering box, I replaced that with a reman unit a couple years ago. I am going to continue driving it as-is and see if it works itself out... I may try a different size pulley as well... it would be nice to have more fluid moving at low RPMs. None of this issue is a fault of the Jeep pump or Proquipped kit, I think it's just a quirk of my truck in particular.
 

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I did the same swap. It’s quiet as a mouse now. No more whine
 

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Will this swap also work for my '08 F150 5.4?
 

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I actually put Lucas power steering treatment in a Mustang once and took all the noise away.
 

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Hmmm. Have three Fords currently. Don't have a clue what whine you're talking about. Only whine I hear on my 04 Lightning is the supercharger. None on my 98 3.0 Ranger or my 07 4.0 Mustang. Had numerous Fords before, no whine.
 

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Hmmm. Have three Fords currently. Don't have a clue what whine you're talking about. Only whine I hear on my 04 Lightning is the supercharger. None on my 98 3.0 Ranger or my 07 4.0 Mustang. Had numerous Fords before, no whine.
I don't believe any of yours are old enough to have the noisey pump in question.
 

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Can't believe y people think the pump noise is really an issue???I don't think it's even bad enough to even mess around with.
 

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