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Power Steering Cooler how to?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MaxCrack, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    I have the AGR pump and steering box. I have read in a few posts about these that they tend to get pretty hot. So I was thinking about putting in a power steering cooler. But I havn't had much luck finding information about this. Does anyone actually make a power steering cooler, or do I need to use something else, like a transmission cooler? Also, where should I put it, and which line should I connect it to?



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    Don't put a power steering cooler on it....they're wayyyy tooo small. I would put a tranny cooler on it in stead. I currently have a powersteering cooler on mine and I will be switching out to a tranny cooler soon.

    Very easy, just route a hose from the return line on the gearbox to the cooler, then a hose from the cooler to the reservoir and you're done.
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    I put the heavy duty one on from here www.geocities.com/baja/5099
     
  4. MaxCrack

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    Hey, thanks for the link. Did you use the heavy duty two pass power steering cooler or a heavy duty transmission cooler?



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    I used this one www.geocities.com/baja/5099
     
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    I'm running the AGR stuff, too, and will be running a cooler to keep temps down. Although the 2-pass tube-and-fin style coolers will probably do just fine, I like the stacked-plate types like these: community.webshots.com/user/robbrj
     
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    anyone tried using an automatic rad and running the ps return through the cooler lines in the rad
     
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    My 91 Sub V1500 with HD cooling and tow package has a simple tubular PS cooler mounted under the radiator support. Certainly not as good as a stacked plate type, but cheap in a wrecking yard, or easy to fab from steel tubing.
     

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