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Author Topic:   Power Steering set up?
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted October 28, 2002 05:18 PM
I've heard that the power steering pump from a stock Citation was very similar to the aftermarket ones I always see in the magazines. Has anyone ever converted a "junkyard" pump? What has to be done to it to make it work properly? I'm one of those guys who believe that GM stuff is generally better than aftermarket stuff, and ALWAYS try to save a buck or two. Any help here would be greatlt appreciated!

[This message has been edited by Eljojo (edited October 28, 2002).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted October 29, 2002 10:28 AM
I believe most of the less expencive "racing pumps" are rebuilt stock pumps with converted line fittings.

not directly familiar with the Citation Pump, However, did pull one off of a Cadilac and used it for years without problems.

We used the factory (Camaro) high pressure hose, had to replace the serpintine belt pulley with a V-belt pulley and buy the remote resovoir. didn't turn out to be a whole lot cheaper than buying the whole kit from Speedway or Performace bodies.

If you found one set up for a v-belt (I believe some stock aplications use a v-belt)and had a useable remote resevoir.... you might really have something.


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted October 29, 2002 12:59 PM UIN: 54865418
find a cavaliar, astro van or i believe a le baron also has the same style pump on it basicly look for something with a 2.2 in it

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted October 29, 2002 04:46 PM
Cavalier! OK! Will I need to thread some fittings into the pump? Does it work (in stock configuration) with a remote reservior?Would I want to replace the stock reservoir with a different tank? I'll be checking the local junkyard if it EVER stops raining!LOL

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted October 29, 2002 06:13 PM
its off a astro van, you still need to buy the larger pulley, and block mt.

i use the stock fittings and stock plastic reservoir...

been useing one for 5 years.

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