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I'm planning to put power steering back on my '88 ranger & wonder what pump people are using for their V8 swaps. I have a pump out of a '89 fox body mustang. I've been told it will work fine, but have also been told that it produces too much pressure for the ranger power steering box. I believe a ranger pump bolts up to the mustang bracket, but I already have the mustang pump. I can't find the info online so any help is appreciated.
 


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I was told that someone used a Ford Thunderbird pump on a stock ranger box with no issues at all.i plan on using an sn95 factory pump on my 87 power steering box.i llb surprised box can't handle it
 

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I think you have it backwards, it seems to me that a rack and pinion system uses less pressure that your recirculating ball box would want. If you already own the pump I'd still try it, what the heck.
 

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Not sure if a thunderbird had a rack and pinion in the 80s?
 

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I know my sn95 does.i hear what your saying either way
 

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Not sure if a thunderbird had a rack and pinion in the 80s?
Yes it did... it was a fox chassis thru 88. 89+ was mn12. Both had rack and pinion steering.
 

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Use the volve electric power steering pump
 

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Use the volve electric power steering pump
I've been trying to learn about Volvo EPS pumps for several months, but haven't found any articles or videos where anyone has made one work 100% successfully. Most guys that are using one say they have occasional steering issues & many say they've had the steering suddenly try to pull in the wrong direction. The Volvo units are also rated up to 1,000 PSI more than Ford steering boxes. Most guys are adding them to newer vehicles with rack & pinions where they can tie into CANBUS systems & they still have to find a way to program them. I've checked with at least 20 shops within 100 mile radius & nobody has any experience with EPS conversions. Any links showing installs, especially installs by a forum member would be appreciated. Thanks.

If I use the Ford pump & don't like it (or if it whines like a mule) I may try to adapt a Saginaw pump.
 
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I' I have a pump out of a '89 fox body mustang. I've ... been told that it produces too much pressure for the ranger power steering box.
So you have talked to at least one idiot during your research.

Ford pretty much had one steering pump and one steering box in that era,

I've been trying to learn about Volvo EPS pumps for several months, but haven't found any articles or videos where anyone has made one work 100% successfully. Most guys that are using one say they have occasional steering issues & many say they've had the steering suddenly try to pull in the wrong direction. The Volvo units are also rated up to 1,000 PSI more than Ford steering boxes. Most guys are adding them to newer vehicles with rack & pinions where they can tie into CANBUS systems & they still have to find a way to program them. I've checked with at least 20 shops within 100 mile radius & nobody has any experience with EPS conversions. Any links showing installs, especially installs by a forum member would be appreciated. Thanks.

If I use the Ford pump & don't like it (or if it whines like a mule) I may try to adapt a Saginaw pump.
@PetroleumJunkie412 , PJ, care to deal with this one?
 

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Dont know if this will help much but it should give a good idea on how the Volvo pump works. info / install starts at 5 minute mark
. he did take it out and put a electric column in the car he did a video on that also just have to search his youtube page.
 


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