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post #1 of 3 Old 08-23-2017, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Cj Install Power Steering on 79 CJ5

Hey y'all, I'm a proud first time Jeep owner of a 79 CJ5 Renegade with the 304 V8. Not a lot of work needed outside of a tune-up & fluid replacing and some new mufflers. While close to perfect, the lack of power steering means my wife will probably never drive the beast. I'm hoping that y'all might be willing to walk a newbie through the process of installing power steering. Assume I have basic mechanical knowledge and novice level experience, as much detail of explanation you can provide is greatly appreciated. Pictures speak loudly to me, if you could share some shots of how and where the components install it will help a ton. Thanks much in advance for the advice.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-23-2017, 03:23 PM
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easiest thing to do is go to a junkyard and try to find an old full size wagoneer with a V8. it will have power steering and if it has everything take it all. the pump, the brackets, the steering box everything. the power steering pump brackets are getting hard to find and worth their weight in gold. once you have the pump, brackets and box its easy from there. hoses are easy to come by.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-24-2017, 03:22 AM
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Here is a pic of the bracket, so you know what to look for.

Also, you will need a spacer for one of the bolts. I just used a nut and a stack of washers, but you can find spacers in the correct size.

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