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Old 04-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
85blue4runner
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maybe its the cobwebs in my head this morning, but I am not seeing how this sets up.

A regular engine driven power steering pump assists you by pushing the pitman arm instead of relying simply on a mechanical connection like many old trucks and SUVs.

A hydro assist taps an engine driven PS pump and some fluid is diverted to a cylinder which pushes the drag link, but there is still a mechanical connection to the steering, which full hydro removes.

Link posted by Miguel seems to show a ram or rack of sorts with a pump, a filter and maybe a servo?? Looks to me like hydro steering, but he says they dont use a ram, so a hydro "rack" maybe?

TIA for clarification...

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