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Old 01-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Powersteering Issue

I have an auto Sidekick with 35" rubber still on IFS.

The issue is that the P/S is strugging to keep up when the tires are aired down mainly turning on rocks and the like, the steering wheel gets very heavy and gets to the point where you cant turn it.

Is the stock kick pump and box up to the job?

Is the pump on its way out?

What do you think?
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an auto Sidekick with 35" rubber still on IFS.

The issue is that the P/S is strugging to keep up when the tires are aired down mainly turning on rocks and the like, the steering wheel gets very heavy and gets to the point where you cant turn it.

Is the stock kick pump and box up to the job?

Is the pump on its way out?

What do you think?
I when though 2 stock pump in a month years ago when I tried to use them.
Did'nt work for me.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Might want to go to a T/C style pump
You can do it ultra cheap by use jeep 4cly pump (it's a stock t/c pump)
Use the spidertrax pump mount and pulley
Use the stock jeep hose (cut the end off that goes to the steering box from both the hoses) put the zuk end on the jeep hose and double flare the line after.
Use the zuk reservoir
Bleed lines and go wheeling
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So does that make it a pump issue?
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So does that make it a pump issue?
the pump isnt really up to the task I would recomend a tc pump swap. just dont cobble together a hose. Have one made at a hose shop its worth the 30-40 bucks. Try that out and if you need more you will have the good baseline parts to make a hydro assist setup work well

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the pump isnt really up to the task I would recomend a tc pump swap. just dont cobble together a hose. Have one made at a hose shop its worth the 30-40 bucks. Try that out and if you need more you will have the good baseline parts to make a hydro assist setup work well

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you are not "cobbleing" swaping ends on the metal line is no differant than what the shop will have to do.
the line is the same diameter so the ends can just slide on and put a new flare. Its just like doing brakes
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i run a psc-1200x with my hydro assist and love it. an oil cooler is a good idea if the pump is working hard, no matter which pump you choose.
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