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94 Ranger Power Steering/Manual Steering Gear Box Interchange


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Are there any differences in interchange between a power steering, manual steering gear boxes for 2WD 92-94 Rangers?
 


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I dont know for sure but manual most likely has different gear ratio. So more turns of the manual steering wheel to get the same turning circle as power
 

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I've heard that. Even seen the difference posted somewhere. Can't seem to find any info except for early Mustang stuff now.
 

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I'm also interested in this. If I have to replace the steering box I might as well delete that pump which is nearing end of life.
Anyone running a manual box can give their opinion on how much of a pain it is? I had manual steering on my Honda years ago, but this could be different
 

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pitman arm is different between a power steering & non power box. The manual steering pitman arm is almost impossible to find.
Other than that I believe its a simple swap.
 

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The pitman arms are indeed different - the manual box has a smaller sector shaft diameter. And, the input splines are different as well so the steering shaft will need to be swapped/customized. If you're running skinny tires it's not a big deal, it's easy enough to turn, but it's more turns lock to lock. The boxes themselves have the same bolt pattern, so they'll bolt into place.
 

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Alright, that makes my decision for me. Many thanks
 

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I'm also interested in this. If I have to replace the steering box I might as well delete that pump which is nearing end of life.
Anyone running a manual box can give their opinion on how much of a pain it is? I had manual steering on my Honda years ago, but this could be different
You can go Volvo electric pump as well. Have one on my 1988. I like it.

Hooks right up to factory box plumbing with adapter hoses.
 

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I’m a little late to the thread but I have did and are currently running the set up on my 1993 that started life with power steering.
I went to my local junkyard back around 2003 and pulled a manual box off a 1994 plain Jane model with the putmin attached.
Those are the only parts I changed, didn’t modify anything. It bolted right in and haven’t had a problem

The reason I made the swap to manual is because the box is smaller/shorter, I needed clearance for oil filter relocation kit on V8 install.
 
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