Power to Manual steering

Discussion in 'Suspension/Chassis' started by Nick F40, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Nick F40

    Nick F40 Newbie

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    I know it's usually the opposite, but what all is needed to do the swap and what to look for/do? I know obviously get a manual box but is that it? just remove eveything that deals with power steering?
     
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  2. White Trash

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    I believe the center link is different so be sure to grab that too.
     
  3. yota89

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    All i did was removed the p/s pump and all that junk and then plugged up the two holes that
    The fluid goes through I have no problems turning other than my tie rods going bad...GL
     
  4. williyumz

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    Manual rack will definitely steer better than plugged power rack, not so sure about gear boxes however
     
  5. Raffaelli

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    Just disconnect the hydraulic lines. I had manual on my 82, swapped it to 84+ power steer, then blew a line and been leaving it unhooked for over 3 years now.
     
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    center link is the same. all you need is the manual box to swap and to remove all the other p/s components. you can leave the power box and just plug the lines but the manual box has a different steering gear ratio and it makes turning easier.
     
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    Does anyone know if you can get rebuild parts for the steering box?

    Specifically the gears...

    My suspension is solid! But in certain steering wheel positions I get a lot of play between the wheel and the box. I don't think I can adjust the crush anymore...

    Think the gears are worn in the box?
     
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    Yep. sounds like the gears are worn. I'm in the same boat. reman gearboxes are listed from most parts places but I don't know about actual availability. I've seen replacement gears for sale but not rebuild kits with bearings and seals.
     

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