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Unread 09-20-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power steering eliminator kit?

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I am a new member to the site. I have a 2004 GT 4.6 motor (SOHC). I was wondering if anyone know of a kit to eliminate the power steering pump and replace it with an idler pulley I guess? Or I can I eliminate it entirely and use a shorter belt? Not sure if the belt routing will work in that case.

I am using the motor in a hot rod without power steering and need the clearance for the intermediate shaft from the column to the steering rack. I have some photos and could post them if possible. Any help would be appreciated.

I am also parting out a complete 2500 mile 2004 GT, minus the motor/transmission and computer + harness.

Anyone need anything?

Thanks for the help!
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I would think you would need an idler pulley, though I'm not certain, basically if you can use a shorter belt and keep all the other accessories turning in the same direction that they do now you'll be fine, but without it, the routing of the belt may be changed in a way the will force you to go around some of the pulleys in a different way. You can't rotate them the opposite direction, and you need to make sure enough of the belt is in contact with the pulleys to avoid slippage. I'd probably go with an idler just to be sure, but someone on here will probably know for sure.
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hi
I am a new member to the site. I have a 2004 GT 4.6 motor (SOHC). I was wondering if anyone know of a kit to eliminate the power steering pump and replace it with an idler pulley I guess? Or I can I eliminate it entirely and use a shorter belt? Not sure if the belt routing will work in that case.

I am using the motor in a hot rod without power steering and need the clearance for the intermediate shaft from the column to the steering rack. I have some photos and could post them if possible. Any help would be appreciated.

I am also parting out a complete 2500 mile 2004 GT, minus the motor/transmission and computer + harness.

Anyone need anything?

Thanks for the help!
sorry but I cannot sea your links on my end
if your going to use a different brake booster, like a vacuum style booster, you can use a fixxed idler or just by-pass the P/S pump but if your going to use the factory Hydro-Boost system, you'll need to run the P/S pump or you'll loose braking
 
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I didn't know that. So the power steering is tied in to the brakes, can you explain, I'm curious in case I have to work on it in the future. Thanks again randy, you never cease to impress.
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I didn't know that. So the power steering is tied in to the brakes, can you explain, I'm curious in case I have to work on it in the future. Thanks again randy, you never cease to impress.

the P/S pump, pumps fluid into and thru the brake booster unit on the V8 cars to aid in braking performance, vs the vacuum assisted brake boosters used on the V6 cars...why FoMoCo did that, I have No Clue
 
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Well, one thing is for certain, a little girl ran out in front of me 2 weeks ago and I hit the brakes HARD, even with the stock setup that thing stopped damn quick, I was only going 30 in a 35, but it could've been bad. I keep wondering what if I was one of those ***holes that text while driving...
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