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post #1 of 7 Old 10-13-2002, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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my power steering bracket broke, now what?

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http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0NwD...1ngA/pump2.JPG

should i just go to an auto parts store and buy a new one or do i need a beefier one since i'm running 35's? thanks for your help.

i think if you copy and paste the pics it will work...


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post #2 of 7 Old 10-13-2002, 05:34 PM
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Can't see your pics, but like the first rule of Jeeping is that breaking stuff is just an excuse to upgrade. IMHO, always upgrade - esp. a known weak part, like a CJ steering box mount.

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Bracket for what? Pump bracket or box bracket? I'll assume box bracket since you mention 35's. In either case no auto parts store is going to have one. You're either stuck with a stock replacement from a Jeep mail order catalog, a beefier aftermarket bracket, or a junkyard replacement.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-16-2002, 10:44 PM
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they make a brace for the problem you are having. a friend of mine had the sa ing happen. the brace clamps around the steering box just above the pitman arm and braces over to the other frame rail with a big piece of pipe. something that a guy could make up, if he had a few tools. you can check the internet and see the piece im talking about and copy it.

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i dont think we are talking about the same thing. im talking about the bracket that holds the pump onto the block.
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sorry about that. thought you ment the box bracket.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-17-2002, 07:36 PM
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i dont think we are talking about the same thing. im talking about the bracket that holds the pump onto the block.
Don't bother paying the new prices .. if you have a welder, buzz it back together. If you don't have a welder, visit your nearest auto-wrecker and pull a bracket off of a similar motor.

If you have the V8 engine, any Chrysler/Dodge/AMC/etc V8 engine's bracket from 304, 318, 360, .... would match right up. Save the bux .. spend it on something you really want

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