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Old 02-24-2009, 07:51 PM
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Power Steering Box Question

My "89" S10's steering box needs (2) hose fittings so I can hook up my power steering. The local auto parts store said that the fittings were metric. One fitting was a 16mm & the other a 18mm. Which port is the pressure side from the pump?

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the high presure side is the one that has the treaded fitting the other hose most likely should use a hose clamp.l(ow side) the pump will have just one screw in fitting high side
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the high presure side is the one that has the treaded fitting the other hose most likely should use a hose clamp.l(ow side) the pump will have just one screw in fitting high side

I am using an aftermarket SWEET power steering pump with a remote reservoir. The pump has all threaded fittings.
I need to know which port on the "Power Steering Box" is the pressure port. Both fittings are threaded. One port is a 16mm and the other is a 18mm. I could assume the larger port is the return port to the reservoir and the smaller is the pressure port from the pump but I hate to assume anything.

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Can you spin it in the correct direction and see which way the fluid travels out of the pump?
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didnt it come with distructions? thats the last thing i did when i put my MSD dizzy in my 87 was read the distructions... i didnt know about the slip ring adjustment i thought all GM type dizzy's were the same, lucky i didnt blow my motor i know it's supposted to be instructions u could always call the company's tech suport
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Can you spin it in the correct direction and see which way the fluid travels out of the pump?
He's asking about the ports in the STEERING BOX, not the pump!!!
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The 18mm is the pressure side.
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The one closest to the frame side is the return. The one closest to the center of the car is the pressure side.
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