ChevyS10 PowerSteering

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 150 MILES
I need to replace the original power steering pump with an electric 12V pump, or something. What pressure does the OEM pump supply?
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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 1:50 AM

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Tiny
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Never heard of an electric-driven power steering pump. A similar pump runs the hydraulics on snow plows, and those use a very high-powered motor similar to a starter motor. Those can draw over 200 amps but very intermittently. To run it continuously you'll need a generator that can produce two and a half times the current your present one produces.

The typical pump can produce over 1100 pounds of pressure.
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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 4:51 AM

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