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jcasscles 12-06-2009 08:46 PM

Power Steering Install
 
I picked up a very nice '97 TJ with the 4 cyclinder however it does not have power steering. According to the original owner it was a special order without power steering, he said he didn't want it. I purchased this Jeep for my wife and would like to retro-fit power steering and am not sure how involved the project is. If I can find a you-pull-it that has a TJ with power-steering how much of a headache is it to install? Thanks.

Atthehop 12-06-2009 09:58 PM

You will need a new steering box, pump, brackets, etc. Not worth it in my book. If you want the FSM PM me.

terrible2 12-06-2009 10:09 PM

i never knew power steering was an add-on. But wtf who wouldnt originally get it??

jcasscles 12-07-2009 10:24 AM

It is my understanding that power steering is standard, however for some reason this guy special ordered his Jeep and specifically deleted power steering. He was an odd fella who was very good about maintanence and keep everything he owned nice, and for some reason he didn't want the "hassle" of maintaining a power steering system. Not my perspective on life but hey, it was a hell of a deal just so long as I can make the wife happy and upgrade to power steering.

yj93ben 12-07-2009 11:10 AM

Manual to Power Steering
 
The conversion to power steering is real easy. Its all bolt-on. You'll need a power steering pump, power steering fluid resevior, pressure and return hoses, a new fan belt, brackets, power steering gear box and a pitman arm. Oh, dont forget the fluid. I did this on my 93 YJ. Manual to power steering with basic mechanics tool set. The only tools I had to get was a tie rod seperator(pickle fork) and a pitman arm puller. Took less the a day in my driveway. As far as getting the parts and pieces. Check this forum, salvage or wrecking yards, ebay, craiglist or other cassifieds. In some of these you can get lucky and get everything in one shot. Salvage or wrecking yards are a very good place to go, because if you pull it yourself you can see how it came a part and keep all the little nuts and bolts you're going to need. If it's not a "pull it yourself" yard, you can let them know you need all the mounting bolts. It's a fun project, really, and I'm very happy I did. Good luck.

terrible2 12-07-2009 01:38 PM

what can ya say? old people are just stuck in their ways = )

jcasscles 12-07-2009 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yj93ben (Post 500519)
The conversion to power steering is real easy. Its all bolt-on. You'll need a power steering pump, power steering fluid resevior, pressure and return hoses, a new fan belt, brackets, power steering gear box and a pitman arm. Oh, dont forget the fluid. I did this on my 93 YJ. Manual to power steering with basic mechanics tool set. The only tools I had to get was a tie rod seperator(pickle fork) and a pitman arm puller. Took less the a day in my driveway. As far as getting the parts and pieces. Check this forum, salvage or wrecking yards, ebay, craiglist or other cassifieds. In some of these you can get lucky and get everything in one shot. Salvage or wrecking yards are a very good place to go, because if you pull it yourself you can see how it came a part and keep all the little nuts and bolts you're going to need. If it's not a "pull it yourself" yard, you can let them know you need all the mounting bolts. It's a fun project, really, and I'm very happy I did. Good luck.


That's what I was hoping for, thanks for the help hopefully I have the same results.....

jcasscles 12-07-2009 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terrible2 (Post 500607)
what can ya say? old people are just stuck in their ways = )

That is what it boiled down to, honestly I'm suprised he wanted a radio!


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