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Old 11-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
If you want to convert to electrohydraulic power steering, you could source a 12V GM power steering pump, which I'm pretty sure are not just a figment of my imagination. But it wouldn't really solve the problem unless it has a good controller that shuts the motor off when you're not steering.
VW has a speed sensitive steering of sorts, and I know you can buy an electric ps pump for Toyota MR2s and for Ford Escort Hybrids.

I have been researching a similar idea, but using an electric motor to drive the ps pump via a belt. Grand plans include a shut-off at approx 25 mph which should help cut fuel use...
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