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My truck didn’t come with power steering, it wasn’t horrible but with 33 inch tires it did become an experience and sometimes painful to try to wheel with. I decided that power steering was needed and by chance a friend of mine had almost everything I needed to install it in my truck. In this write up I will go over all the steps on installing everything , this write up will also benefit anyone doing any work on their power steering.
First off here are all the pieces needed to swap out your manual for power steering, make sure to get all of these pieces or you’ll be scrambling to get them. There isn’t very many pieces to worry about but make sure to get them all for the swap.
The three low pressure return hoses and hose clamps
The High pressure line hose, mounting bracket and bolt
The oil cooler, mounting brackets and bolts
The pump mounting bracket and bolts
The pump with pulley and mounting bolts
The steering box with the pitman arm, lock washer & nut and the steering box mounting bolts
The tensioner bracket with mounting bolts, pulley and tensioner bolt
The crankshaft pulley and mounting bolts