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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2001, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Diff between pwr and man steering?

Okay, so what is the difference between a power steering shaft and the manual shaft between the wheel and box?

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Re: Diff between pwr and man steering?

from what i have seen.. the connecting joint at the ps gear box.. alot better with a power set up.. doesnt have the stupid cross bolt t thing..
believe the ps setup has a shorter overal length to the steering shaft.. from column to box.. since the box is longer.. i think..
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Re: Diff between pwr and man steering?

Reason I ask is because I have a manual steering systam and bought a steering box brace (when I bought it there was no indication that it was for power only) to tighten up my front end. Well, it won't work as the down case where the pitman arm comes out is too small in diameter. Any suggestions?

I'm toying with puting in power steering, but that's a big money investment! I also just replaced the shaft with a manual one[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img].

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Re: Diff between pwr and man steering?

You can just change out the end on your manual shaft and it should work fine. I believe the manual is 3/4" 30-spline while the power is 3/4 32-spline. These numbers may not be correct as I'm goin' on memory but the only difference is the spline count. As far as doing the swap, I just finished my man to PS swap. I can't believe I put this off so long, what was I thinking? Trails are much more enjoyable now! In my opinion it is one of the best mods I have made to the CJ. When I see a tight technical line I no longer dread the ache I know is comming for my arms. I don't know what kind of wheeling you do, but if you play on rocks I highly recommend doing the swap as soon as possible. I did not realize how much I would appreciate the PS. I have had PS equipped rigs in the past, so I knew what it would be like. I guess I just downplayed the difference in my head to avoid the cost/bother of such an "unimportant" mod. I really do feel like a Dumb A$$ for waiting so long.

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Re: Diff between pwr and man steering?

The main difference is the vibration dampner on the power steering shaft. I just installed power steering on my 91yj. I got the big pieces (pump, steering box) from Woodfins. The rest of the stuff; pulley, belt, bolts, steering shaft, and hoses I picked up at various places. The manual shaft would have fit but mine was not collapsible so I bought a new MOPAR piece (ouch).

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