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Unread 08-20-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Adding Power Steering to 4 Banger Cj...

I bought a power steering set up about four years ago to install on my 84 Cj. It came from an 85 Cj with 6 Cly. From what I understand is the steering columns are different from 4 cylinders to 6 cylinders ( I would think manual to power would be different). So half way through the swap I scrapped the idea and sold it. Back then I had 31's and now I have 35's. So I started looking a few weeks ago and with luck came to a set for sale off an 80 Cj I believe with a 304. I have a couple of questions though, can I use my current box or do I need to replace that? I know I have to fab brackets for it as from what I've been told they never offered power steering on a 4 Cly Cj and the brackets from a 6 Cly or V8 for that matter will not work. But what about the column? Can I replace the lower half of the column w/o replacing the whole thing if I need to replace the steering box? I mean I wouldn't mind adding a tilt column but finding one around here is like finding useful tits on a bull. So basically what I'm saying is if I have to replace the steering box can I just replace the lower half of the shaft that connects to the box and reuse the upper half?

Has anyone else done this upgrade to a 4 Cly???

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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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Yes you can put PS on a 4 cyl. Yes it was an OEM option.

Brackets for the pump will fit a 150 or 258. V8 bracket it completely different.

The only part of the intermediate shaft that needs to be changed for the swap is the bell cupler on the end.

PS gear box has a different spline count and size than the manual.

Pit man arm needs to change to a PS pitman arm.

If yo can find a tilt from a CJ or FSJ it is a direct bolt in.

You need to find 150 PS hoses or get the 258 and have them lengthened. The
the 150 sits a little farther back than the 258 so the length change.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ma...ersion-751661/
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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot Yellow!!!
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Sometimes it a good idea to pull a vacuum hose before the wife rides in it--you can tell her you need a new ____ and once you get your new ____ you can reconnect the hose. :)


84 Cj 7 w/ 4-Banger, 4.5" BDS lift, 1/2 Trans Drop, Twin Stick, 32" Tire, Front Aussie Locker, No Sound System Yet, No Armor, Warn 8274 Not Installed, Webber Carb Upgrade, Luckycheese Ing. Upgrade...
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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hey Yellow, man that sure is a great right up. The box ratio was an issue when I was installing the PS set up last time. The shop was concerned since I was lifted 4" they didn't want me to turn to quickly and roll. So I'm guessing if I get a box from a Cj I should be fine? Also, am I able to get the brackets new? Scrap yards around here don't normally have what I'm looking for. And as far as the Steering column, any year FSJ would work? I'm thinking it's not that big of a deal to swap it out. So while I'm into the lower end mind as well swap in a tilt column...
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Sometimes it a good idea to pull a vacuum hose before the wife rides in it--you can tell her you need a new ____ and once you get your new ____ you can reconnect the hose. :)


84 Cj 7 w/ 4-Banger, 4.5" BDS lift, 1/2 Trans Drop, Twin Stick, 32" Tire, Front Aussie Locker, No Sound System Yet, No Armor, Warn 8274 Not Installed, Webber Carb Upgrade, Luckycheese Ing. Upgrade...
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Unread 08-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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the lines are cheap i would just buy em new. i just got new ones from advanced and they were about $10 for the return and $18 for the pressure line.
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