Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Power steering???

  1. #1

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    02-12-2016
    Posts
    4
    Location

    Kingsport, TN
    Vehicle

    1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64

    Power steering???

    I'm getting this 1995 Mighty max as a graduation gift and it doesn't have power steering. Upon further research i noticed power steering was an option for around $300 if i'm not mistaken. So, i was wondering if it was possible to install it myself, and/or where to get it. Thanks in advance!

  2. #2



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-20-2011
    Posts
    4,115
    Location

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle

    1980 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    G54B
    is it 2wd or 4x4? You will need the steering box, hoses, pump and mounting bracket for the pump.
    Pennyman1
    The best Dodge that Dodge never made
    Living the D-50 lifestyle since 1980

  3. #3

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    power steering makes such a difference on these trucks. i have one with and without. driving the one without through parking lots sucks big time.

  4. #4

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    02-12-2016
    Posts
    4
    Location

    Kingsport, TN
    Vehicle

    1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    It's a 2WD, and it blows not having it, i'm not exactly knowledgeable when it comes to power steering and how it works.
    What all would i have to tear out to put the power steering in, or is it just an easy install?

  5. #5

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    02-12-2016
    Posts
    4
    Location

    Kingsport, TN
    Vehicle

    1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    While looking online all i'm finding is manual steering gear boxes for my truck, any suggestions?

  6. #6

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    you will need everything that pennyman listed. its pretty straight forward and should not give you any trouble. also grab the reservoir.

    i can check to see if the 4wd has the same steering box as the 2wd cause i have access to both. if so than you can get it for a little under 300 on ebay or rock auto. your best bet would be a parts yard if your on a tight budget. just make sure that its not blown out or leaking if you do pull one.

    good luck

  7. #7

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    just checked the 4wd box on my 87 and it looks to be the same as the 2wd ones i have with power steering. i will do some more checking but from what i can tell they are the same.

  8. #8



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-16-2011
    Posts
    3,614
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle

    1979 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    Chevy V6
    I thought one was inboard and the other outboard. Frame mounting is what I'm talking about.
    Members come and members go, But the board keeps track of them.
    Check out the Fear Monger by
    clicking HERE.

    The MightyRam50 site is sponsored in part by On Site Concrete Inc.

  9. #9

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    i'll get some pics and post them. defiantly do not want him to spend money on the wrong part. will also check how it mounts to the frame and the bot locations.

  10. #10

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    ok, so these pics suck but if you look closely enough you can see they will not work because the mounting pattern is flipped. they both mount to the outside of the frame, everything else is identical except the mounting.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20160214_211217.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	87.9 KB 
ID:	15742
    this is the 95 2wd box

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20160214_211557.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	131.3 KB 
ID:	15743
    this is the 87 4wd box

    it could easily be fabbed but probably not what you were looking to do.

  11. #11



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-16-2011
    Posts
    3,614
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle

    1979 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    Chevy V6
    OK so there both outboard. But one is front steer and the other is rear steer.
    Front steer = tie rods in front of the spindle center line.
    Rear steer = tie rods behind the spindle center line.
    Members come and members go, But the board keeps track of them.
    Check out the Fear Monger by
    clicking HERE.

    The MightyRam50 site is sponsored in part by On Site Concrete Inc.

  12. #12

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-15-2014
    Posts
    2,251
    Location

    Adelaide, South Australia
    Vehicle

    1985 Mitsubishi L200
    Engine

    G63B
    Going from the pics and the last comment from camoit - does that mean that all it would take to use the steering box is removal of the steering pivot arm from the output on the steering box and flipping it 180 degrees? I know I'm making it sound overly simple but what do you guys think?

  13. #13



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-20-2011
    Posts
    4,115
    Location

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle

    1980 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    G54B
    I would think it would steer in reverse of the other.
    Pennyman1
    The best Dodge that Dodge never made
    Living the D-50 lifestyle since 1980

  14. #14

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    12-13-2014
    Posts
    122
    Location

    redding ca
    Vehicle

    1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G64
    the 95 box is behind the wheel and the 87 is in front of the wheel. the mounting pattern is different also. the 4wd wont mount to the 2wd frame.

  15. #15

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    06-15-2014
    Posts
    2,251
    Location

    Adelaide, South Australia
    Vehicle

    1985 Mitsubishi L200
    Engine

    G63B
    Ah, o.k. The pic doesn't make that entirely obvious on first glance. The 2WD steering set up must foul the 4WD transfer somehow...

  16. #16



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-16-2011
    Posts
    3,614
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle

    1979 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    Chevy V6
    The 4WD is in front because there is a drive line in the way. He needs to find the box from a 2WD or what ever he has now. Unless the pitman arms can be swapped. Then there is a chance the output shaft will be lower when put on the other truck.
    Members come and members go, But the board keeps track of them.
    Check out the Fear Monger by
    clicking HERE.

    The MightyRam50 site is sponsored in part by On Site Concrete Inc.

  17. #17

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    09-30-2012
    Posts
    373
    Location

    Vanessa, Ontario
    Vehicle

    1989 Dodge Power Ram 50
    Engine

    G54B
    I converted my 2wd to power steering from standard steering a few years ago. I got the pump, reservoir and steering gear from a auto wrecker in NC. I saved a ton of money getting used parts. All I had to buy new were the lines.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •