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Small block car - Power steering box removal?
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:20:32 PM »
Can the power steering box be removed without much hassle on a Cuda 340?

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Re: Small block car - Power tteering box removal?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 04:19:52 AM »
Yes, not a big deal. Hardest part is the disconnecting steering shaft sometimes .

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Re: Small block car - Power tteering box removal?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 05:46:30 AM »
you may need to remove the exhaust manifold assuming you do not have headers
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 10:55:24 PM »
you may need to remove the exhaust manifold assuming you do not have headers

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Re: Small block car - Power steering box removal?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 04:45:41 AM »
I had a set of el-cheapo headers on my last Challenger and I removed the power steering box by removing the battery tray and power steering pump, perhaps some other odds and ends and bringing the box up through the engine bay. 

I wanted to avoid removing the headers to avoid draining the coolant.

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 08:23:21 AM »
I had my steering box in and out w a HEMI.... small block "should be" easy

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Re: Small block car - Power steering box removal?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 08:44:17 AM »
I do them from underneath... Generally they will roll down off the K member pretty easy.... Some headers make it a little more challenging, I've removed the torsion bar for more room on occasion.... 

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 09:44:36 AM »
I do them from underneath... Generally they will roll down off the K member pretty easy.... Some headers make it a little more challenging, I've removed the torsion bar for more room on occasion....

I am pretty sure that is how I took mine out too. 
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Re: Small block car - Power steering box removal?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 09:46:14 AM »
I had a set of el-cheapo headers on my last Challenger and I removed the power steering box by removing the battery tray and power steering pump, perhaps some other odds and ends and bringing the box up through the engine bay. 

I wanted to avoid removing the headers to avoid draining the coolant.
I'm interested in your experiences here with the box R & R  While I'd like to swap my steering box out with a Firm Feel rebuild, I've been dreading it because with the headers it looks like the motor has to rock to the side or be lifted slightly.
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