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post #1 of 6 Old 11-02-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering question

So my CJ has manual steering............ it sux

I have Chevy 10 bolt axles (wide track)

Does this mean I need a GM steering pump and box? If so, will it mount correctly to the engine block or will I have to fabricate a bracket?

Sorry I'm a noob.

Thanks for any help u guys can provide!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-02-2013, 10:05 PM
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The power steering used in '72 and up CJ's was of GM origin.

There are LOTS of threads detailing how to swap from manual to power steering.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-14-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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bump to see if "Saginaw" steering box and pump are what I should be looking for.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-14-2013, 08:38 PM
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Yes, it is...

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-15-2013, 12:03 AM
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You will need the steering box, the pump, hoses and brackets to hold the box to the frame and the pump to the engine and power steering belt and possibly new drive pulleys to drive the pump.

If the Jeep is lifted you may also consider a Pitman arm with a kink in it to drop the business end down so the steering arm is more horizontal. Also make sure the bracketery you use to mount the steering box is super tough, there is a lot of force passing through that bracket when you hit rocks etc.

When you fit the pump it should be in the top right position and driven from the cranshaft pulley and the belt looped over the water pump pulley. Check your pulleys have a spare groove for this belt.

This diagram is useful but also shows an air pump near the power steering pump which I presume you do not have.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-15-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much!
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