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Converting manual steering to power steering?

What parts are needed and how difficult do you suppose it would be to convert from manual steering to power steering? From doing research I've come to the conclusion that these are the parts needed:

Gearbox
Pitman Arm
Power Steering Pump, Bracket, Pulley, and Tensioner
Longer Belt
Power Steering Lines

Am I missing anything? Using AllData, it looks to me that the crankshaft pulley, water pump pulley, alternator pulley, and power steering pump pulley are all on the same belt. Is this correct? Are there any modifications to anything that I'll have to make, or are all of the parts just going to bolt into place?

Any help is appreciated,

Joe aka SuperKid
 
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Power steerin................

Dude, here's a couple closeup pics of my 87 Ranger XLT w/2.3:
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Hope this helps ya some...................

ALSO: If your interested in sellin your MANUAL box, let me know......my Son wants to go with manual steerin on his 93 , and the boxes are the same from 83-97..............email me a price to [email protected]

THANKS & GOOD LUCK!!!
 
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Thanks for the pictures. I can't tell from the picture if the tensioner is part of the pump bracket. Can you tell me if it is or not? Also, are any of the other parts of a power steering system the same for the late 80's Rangers and early 90's Rangers? I've been to a couple of junkyards and have only been able to locate one '88 Ranger. To be honest, I didn't even think to check if it had power steering or not (I was looking for a tail light at the time). But, if the parts are the same for the '88 and '91 Rangers are the same I'll go back and check it out.

If I'm able to get the parts and make it work, I'll let you know about the manual gearbox.

Again, thanks for the pictures,

Joe aka SuperKid
 
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Power steering upgrade, How'd this work out?

Good Morning, This is a long shot given the age of this listing but I thought I'd ask if there were any hiccups in the power steering conversion? At this point I see I need the power steering pump, the gear box, the lines, the bracket (having hard time finding this, does one exist or is the pump bolt on?), the coupling spline, the belt that accommodates the new pulley. Did you really need a new Pitman arm? Would you say an intermediate tool junky could do this in a reasonable amount of time?

Thanks for any insight.

Jake

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What parts are needed and how difficult do you suppose it would be to convert from manual steering to power steering? From doing research I've come to the conclusion that these are the parts needed:

Gearbox
Pitman Arm
Power Steering Pump, Bracket, Pulley, and Tensioner
Longer Belt
Power Steering Lines

Am I missing anything? Using AllData, it looks to me that the crankshaft pulley, water pump pulley, alternator pulley, and power steering pump pulley are all on the same belt. Is this correct? Are there any modifications to anything that I'll have to make, or are all of the parts just going to bolt into place?

Any help is appreciated,

Joe aka SuperKid
 
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