Don`t Feel Pressured?
Highball on 2/24/99 12:27 PM said:
>>All right you wrench benders, I need some help here. How is it possible to convert my air assist steering to POWER steering? My 78 KW looks and runs great, however it's realy a chore to get the 80,000 turned especially in tight traffic.(more like scary) Any and all help pointing me twoard after market parts or to interchange people will be much appericiated!
The air assist is not working properly or you just want to convert to hydraulic steering? I always enjoyed air assist because if it fails you can still use manual steering whereas with hydraulic, if you have a component failure, you must have it repaired immediately. Also, with the air assist turned off on the road, you get a better "feel" of the road through the steering wheel, especially on slick road surfaces.
There are several large salvage yards that offer "take-off" conversion kits...steering box, pump, cylinder(s) and all the lines and hardware. This would be the way to go...everything you need to convert over is in the kit.