Unfortunately part of that $550 might be an import tarriff. It doesn't
make any sense. I doubt that Chile manufactures their own pumps, so
what local industry is that tarriff protecting? Take Tom's advice.
Can you post the web page from Summit Racing? Is that AGR superpump
the same one that my 99 3.9l Dakota has o is something to be
modificated? I mean is just to take the bad one out and put the AGR
or some piping or anythig else must be repalced?
Tom Lawrence wrote:
You can cross-check the part# and application at http://www.agrsteering.com
I can't speak first-hand for a V6 Dak, but I did swap out the pump on my '99
Ram with the AGR pump. You disconnect the hoses from the pump (while trying
not to spill PS fluid all over the place), remove the belt, and unbolt the
pump/bracket as an assembly. Once on the bench, you have to remove the
pulley with a special puller (I wound up slightly modifying a tie-rod end
puller, which worked fine), then unbolt the pump from the bracket, and
remove the pump from the resevoir. Put the new pump in, bolt it back to the
bracket, and re-install the pulley (again - a special tool exists, but you
can make one from a 3/8"-16 bolt, nut, and a couple of washers). The
important thing here is to get the pulley back in the EXACT spot, so that
the serpentine belt tracks properly. I measured the gap between the pulley
and bracket with a gauge block and feeler gauges, so I got it back within a
few thousanths (within .015"-.025" is probably fine). Bolt the bracket back
into place, hook the hoses back up, put the belt back on, fill the resevoir,
and bleed the system - this involves running the engine for a little bit,
with the front wheels off the ground, and cycling the steering back and
forth to purge all the air out. Monitor the fluid level, and add fluid as
necessary. If the fluid foams, shut the engine down and let it sit for a
few minutes, then top off the resevoir and go back at it.
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