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how hard would it be to put power steering into my truck?

thanks - Dustin
 

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Off the top of my head, a new[er] steering box [with pitman arm? Don't know if it's different between standard and power steering], power steering pump, hoses to connect the two, and a new fan belt. Should be able to scavenge at the wrecker. Bradner Salvage [if still around] always treated me good. I don't think it would be that hard, no modding involved, simply R+R.Take pics of the donor so you can remember where things go.
Richard
p.s. I've never done this swap to this new of a vehicle, so there may be other things involved. You're doing the right thing by asking questions and doing research 8).
p.p.s. If you don't have a puller, you can loosen the drag link [might not be the correct term] from the pitman arm by hitting the pitman arm on the nose right where the drag link attaches with a 2-3 lb sledge hammer, after loosening the nut. Leave the nut on slightly as the drag link will drop quite suddenly. If I knew how, I'd show a picture with an arrow where to hit... can anyone help?
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nothing really to add to that ;D but Bradner Salvage was around when i was there and yes they are badass . captain crunch was also a good spot but my fav was pick a part in chillawack they seemed to have the newer stuff always. theres was a junk yard that delt with just trucks out by uncle bills bar grill
 

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Remember them all, but, don't remember Uncle Bill's, where is/was it?
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on river side its called the frosty mug now the place i was thinking of is ralfs on sumas way. maybe it was never called uncle bills :rolleyes:
 

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I remember now. Boy, that brings back memories.
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alright when ever i get the time ill go out to pick a part and start ripping up some truck. doess it have to be a ranger or can it be like a explorer or a f150 or something like that?
 

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Pretty sure it has to be a R.B.V. [ranger based vehicle]. So I'm thinking Ranger, Explorer, Mazda B-????, maybe Aerostar. I don't think full size but not sure, doesn't hurt to look and learn the differences. Maybe hit a local wrecker with your camera and take pics to compare [and a tape measure and note book for length of pitman arm, bolt spacing where attached to frame,actual size of steering box, anything that might be critical].Take a look and see what might fit and report back to us, maybe you'll find something that none of us know yet.
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alright will do , thanks
 

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WHAT YEAR RANGERS DIDNT HAVE POWER STEERING I NEED A NON I WILL TRADE YOU JUST COME OVER ILL HELP DO THE WORK I HAVE ALL AND I MEAN ALL THE PARTS PLUS SOME LOL JUST A LIL DRIVE
 
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