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Old 09-17-2007, 11:22 AM
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Steering Question?

I have put a chevy engine into a '87 Mazda pickup. The power steering pressure line runs from the pump across the lower radiator support and back to the steering sector, just a loop. Would it ok to just run the gm pressure line straight to the sector from the pump (about 8"), or do I need to keep the loop in the line? It sure would be easier to run both lines about 8" or so, and be done with that part. Thanks for any infor.

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Old 09-17-2007, 11:42 AM
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All I can say is I've bent, shaped, distorted, angled, and gerryrigged power steering hard lines all over the place with no negative consequences (although I'm sure there can always be a first time.) Keep in mind, however, I'm just a shade tree builder and would defer to the expertise of any of you power steering gurus on board.
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That loop is probably for cooling.
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I think you right Highrise, I wandered throught the salvage yard this afternoon on the look out for some lines. I noticed that some ford pickups had a similar routing. I am also thinking that cooling could just about be the only reason. Thanks, both, for the reply.
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