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Bypassing The Steering Box With Hydroboost.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dhdescender, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. dhdescender

    dhdescender 1/2 ton status

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    I need to bypass my steering box from the Hydroboost lines. Heres a picture of how the system works:

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    Do I simply cap off the high pressure line coming off the booster as in this pic:

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    I'm going to have my stock Caddilac pump drive my Hydro assist steering, and use the stock hydroboost pump soley for braking duties.
     
  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I wouldn't know of any reason that wouldn't work. Never messed around too much with my hydro boost but it seems that is all that would be necessary.
     
  3. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I would say the line you capped would have to go as another return line to the reservior or the pump will put full pressure against it
     
  4. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, you have to run that line to the resevoir as a 2nd return as MJ said. Thats the way mine is setup and it works just dandy.
     

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