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Old 04-22-2004, 20:30   #1 (permalink)
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ok whats involved in changing my XFs non power steering to power steering? what do i need to buy, and what do i have to change?
its like driving a damn tank at the moment and its really starting to shit me.
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Old 04-22-2004, 21:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: power steering from non power steering?

Steering box, pump, lines and pulley with a slot for the ps pump. The wreckers will tell you everything you need, and whould be rather cheap. Painful to put in, one line over and one under motor if I remember rightly, but worth it.
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ok whats involved in changing my XFs non power steering to power steering? what do i need to buy, and what do i have to change?
its like driving a damn tank at the moment and its really starting to shit me.
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Re: power steering from non power steering?

local wreckers up here do an XF power steering conversion for something like $280... parts would probably be less than half of that
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I paid about 50-60 for all parts from the wreckers except the belt
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Re: power steering from non power steering?

so it looks like im gonna be losing a little more skin of my hands then? well the loss of skin and the blood will definately be worth it!!
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so it looks like im gonna be losing a little more skin of my hands then? well the loss of skin and the blood will definately be worth it!!
As long as your car is not a column shift manual is not too bad a conversion. If it is forget it as it just wont fit.
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ahhh its column auto. will that cause probs?
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Re: power steering from non power steering?

Column auto will be no problem. Just remember that the actual steering shaft needs to be shortened so it fits the power box. To do this, remove the shaft from the column, and tap it into itself using a wood block. Don't do this with the shaft in the car as you can damage the bearing/steering column assembly. Workshop manual has the dimensions to shorten it to!
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Yea - I forgot that trick, although the wrecker explained it to me pretty well when I bought the stuff.
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