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Old 09-13-2020, 06:17 PM
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So just like 99.9% of every other Verado owner my power steering pump died on me. I have a Hydro Cat 300x with two 2006 verados. They were used when i bought them and so was the power steering pump. After 2 years of use and I mean a lot of use the power steering pump started going in and out and finally died 100%. Im sure it over heated and burned the electrical board up. When i go out ill leave on Friday evening and not come home till Saturday night or sunday morning. Making runs of 120 - 150 miles out and never turning the motors off so the pump is running a long time with no breaks.

I priced a new pump and was told $1400 for a "new style" pump. I said ok it is what it is but i wanted to research it more before pulling the trigger and boy im glad i did. I found the "old style" pump is a basic electric power steering pump from a Opel car. I mean the exact same pump. Problem with that is they are not USA based and shipping is high. Well i looked into what makes electric power steering work and why Mercury thinks their pump is worth $1400. Well its not and its all the same.

THE FIX. I found a 2007 Volvo S60 in my local pick a part and got the electronic power steering pump for $40 yes I said forty dollars. I took the old pump out of the housing and placed the Volvo s60 pump in it and fastened it down with straps. The return line hooks up the same. The 6-N power steering line treads right in and tightens up with a 3/4 open face. The grey wire is the 12v remote wire that turns the pump on when the motors are cranked. For me i ran a toggle switch to where my steering wheel is so i hooked the remote 12v line to it so i can turn my pump on and off as i want to. That way if im drifting its not just running and it will make it last forever i hope. It works great and no issues. Love fixing it for $40 instead of $1400.
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Originally Posted by Tugsspearo View Post
So just like 99.9% of every other Verado owner my power steering pump died on me. I have a Hydro Cat 300x with two 2006 verados. They were used when i bought them and so was the power steering pump. After 2 years of use and I mean a lot of use the power steering pump started going in and out and finally died 100%. Im sure it over heated and burned the electrical board up. When i go out ill leave on Friday evening and not come home till Saturday night or sunday morning. Making runs of 120 - 150 miles out and never turning the motors off so the pump is running a long time with no breaks.

I priced a new pump and was told $1400 for a "new style" pump. I said ok it is what it is but i wanted to research it more before pulling the trigger and boy im glad i did. I found the "old style" pump is a basic electric power steering pump from a Opel car. I mean the exact same pump. Problem with that is they are not USA based and shipping is high. Well i looked into what makes electric power steering work and why Mercury thinks their pump is worth $1400. Well its not and its all the same.

THE FIX. I found a 2007 Volvo S60 in my local pick a part and got the electronic power steering pump for $40 yes I said forty dollars. I took the old pump out of the housing and placed the Volvo s60 pump in it and fastened it down with straps. The return line hooks up the same. The 6-N power steering line treads right in and tightens up with a 3/4 open face. The grey wire is the 12v remote wire that turns the pump on when the motors are cranked. For me i ran a toggle switch to where my steering wheel is so i hooked the remote 12v line to it so i can turn my pump on and off as i want to. That way if im drifting its not just running and it will make it last forever i hope. It works great and no issues. Love fixing it for $40 instead of $1400.
good work. Like the idea of isolating pump if you are on the drift with engine running
Just check the original pump isn't marinized someway , like a marine starter motor or alternator....
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Sweet! I gota' see photos of this!
Old 09-14-2020, 08:25 AM
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I will get some pics for yall when the rain stops. Its pretty straightforward though.
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Sweet find and a great bit of insight for those looking for an inexpensive way to get back on the water; however, I wouldn't call this a "permanent fix". Replacing a bad transmission in your truck with a junkyard replacement with unknown history is hardly a "permanent fix". Mercury moved away from that style pump for a reason and would assume that the new style pump would be closer to a permanent fix than any junkyard replacement. Regardless, great tip on where to find an inexpensive replacement. I'm sure many folks will thank you immensely when they are back fishing with $1360 still in their pocket.
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Wow. Please give us a brand and part number if u can. I looked the part up on oreilly auto parts and remanuf they are 200-250. Thanks for the tip
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Something like these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Volvo-S60-Power-Steering-Pumps-Parts/33588/bn_1285539

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Steer...gAAOSwOWlfD0Fd

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Originally Posted by Diesel Dawg View Post
Sweet find and a great bit of insight for those looking for an inexpensive way to get back on the water; however, I wouldn't call this a "permanent fix". Replacing a bad transmission in your truck with a junkyard replacement with unknown history is hardly a "permanent fix". Mercury moved away from that style pump for a reason and would assume that the new style pump would be closer to a permanent fix than any junkyard replacement. Regardless, great tip on where to find an inexpensive replacement. I'm sure many folks will thank you immensely when they are back fishing with $1360 still in their pocket.
lol yes you are right there is no such thing as a permanent fix for anything but i can say this its permanently not ever going to have another $1400 mercury pump on it. There are way to many other electric power steering pumps on the market that is $350 and under brand new. Thats more of what i meant by permanent i guess.
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no not that one. It must be the Volvo electric power steering pump. If you look on ebay they have tons of them. Anywhere from $100 to $200. Pick a part was way cheaper and i got the wiring harnesses with them for $40. You will need the 2 harnesses as well. They are actually stamped as Ford even though they are on a volvo.
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Like this, eh?

https://www.wmsracing.com/wmsweb/vol...d-details.html
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Originally Posted by Riptide31 View Post
thats the one
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Well known in the Verado circles. Opel Vectra / Astra uses the exact same pump. Shipping from Europe is normally pretty straight forward. Did you know that the coils can be found on Amazon for a fraction as well? Search Delphi GN10168 and you'll find them. The same goes for fuel pumps and a lot of other parts.
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Someone mentioned there are two types of power steering pumps for verado. What year did they change them?
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I haven't seen a verado steering pump first hand. Can you just use that pump (volvo) or does it have to fit into some sort of mercury housing.

if I get a verado without the pump can I just rig one of these up?
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Information like this is why I keep browsing this forum. Great stuff Tugs!!
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I got one of the the Opel pumps from Ebay for a fraction of a new Mercury one. It lasted about 10 hours of fishing before it went bad. I have taken them apart and I will say the circuit board on the newer "old style" pumps are upgraded vs the one i got off ebay. The mercury one say j1171 marine on the case of it. The circuit board has 100% surface mount resistors and the mosfets are better. I ended up finding a brand new 2018 model mercury pump for a deal and these supposedly have the most heat resistant capability of the older style pumps and actually come with a blue 60 amp fuse to replace the red 50 amp fuse. I opted to stay with the old style vs the new Gen C pumps due to needing a new power harness and an adapter hose.

I believe the replacement pump went out due to how I catch bait and have to maneuver in current while docking. I am constantly steering side to side at slow speeds. If you run open water a lot and don't have to do a lot of quick steering, your pump will probably last a good while.
These pics are of my 2016 model pump. FWIW, the pump had 460 hours on it before it went out.




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