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wildfan1978
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Nov 3, 2012, 1:33 PM

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I have a 1999 Olds Alero with variable assist power steering can i replace the pump with a non variable assist one


(This post was edited by wildfan1978 on Nov 3, 2012, 1:37 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 3, 2012, 1:40 PM

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Finish out what model year and maybe I/we can look it up. Variable assist may not be at the pump but elsewhere in the system. IDK this one without a look up but some require special tools to use your original pulley, reservoir and might not be an easy one. Too early to tell,

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wildfan1978
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Nov 3, 2012, 1:42 PM

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sorry its a 1999


Hammer Time
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Nov 3, 2012, 2:13 PM

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The pump appears to be the same for both, at least at the one place I checked. I suspect the difference is in the Rack and Pinion.



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wildfan1978
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Nov 3, 2012, 8:50 PM

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they are a little different the one with variable assist has wires that plug into it o just wonder if the one without will work


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 4, 2012, 12:59 AM

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Parts look ups have flaws but seems the same and you swap over parts as needed. What is wrong with the thing now? The pump itself is nothing and comes with nothing. Reservoir, pulley and variable assist anythings are sold separately.

If this ran dry you may have trashed the rack and pinion too. Not an easy fix if you are DIYing this with new and would be easier to get whole assemblies used for most and take you chances with that route.

Just pump and warning shown here........
Part Number: 6338 Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Notes: Units are supplied without electronic variable effort components. WARNING! This is a difficult installation, pump with factory-installed reservoir is recommended when available.

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