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power steering

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ArmyEd, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. ArmyEd

    ArmyEd Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2001
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    Fort Campbell, KY
    I have a 79 K5, the power steering is not working, what power steering pumps are compatible and what parts would i need to get some power assist to turn these damn tires, i don't wanna spend $600 for new stuff, i just want to get it from a local junkyard
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    E-town baby!
    I took my old pump with me when I went scavenging. There are two different types of line fittings that were used and I'm not sure which years got what. One is a flare fitting style and the other is an 'O' ring boss fitting style.

    Then there are the differences in pulley location. My old pump had dual pulleys on it and the new one has a single on it...but it works because I no longer have AC.


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  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Dec 13, 2000
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    Roy WA
    Just about any of the power steering pumps will fit *if*you get the right hoses. FWIW, you can pull the valve/fitting out the back of the pump, so that you can switch between "metric" and "standard" hoses, depending on which steering box you have.

    My pressure line sticks straight up out of the box, but then loops down under the pulley, to fit perfectly. Looks kind of odd, and isn't "stock" but it works fine. Easier just to get the right pieces though, IF you can find them.

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