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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:15 pm 
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I did a search and turned up nothing so i'm wondering.

What is the difference between the falcon Vs say a Fairmont Ghia in the power steering set-up?

How hard is it to do a conversion?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:01 pm 
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speed sensitive? How do they manage that with a power steering pump? Electric systems would be easy, but the only other way would be with valves and solenoids?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:09 pm 
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I thought all EL's had it ??

EDIT: or are you wanting to retro fit it to an EF ?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:11 pm 
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its nothing special, just regulates pressure to rack, as the faster u go the less pressure u have,
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its nothing special, just regulates pressure to rack, as the faster u go the less pressure u have,
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There is a solenoid on the rack to allow for the varying of pressure.

I am not sure if the racks with out the speed sensitive steer have the hole for the solenoid to screw into or not, or the wiring loom for that matter.

The solenoid is controlled by the EEC.
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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:34 pm 
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Happy wrote:
I thought all EL's had it ??

EDIT: or are you wanting to retro fit it to an EF ?


only EL Ghias i think :?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:30 pm 
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Yep, only on EL Ghias, and if you have an EL Fairmont V8 and do a diagnostic check it will spit out a variable power steering fault code every time! Its because they run the same ECU. The official word from the Factory manual is "disregard the fault code" :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:05 am 
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Yay I got a Fairmont Ghia V8.
Its for sale dont you know!!

Who wants speed sensitive power steering? Buy my car.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:46 am 
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Ok i found out all i need from a friend

The EL fairmont Ghia's had it.
- It is a different rack
- Different Power Steering Pump
- Uses a differnt loom and is controlled by the computer.

It simply applys more pressure to the power steering and as your speed increases it reduces the pressure back to normal to give better feel at higher speeds

All up a lot of work to fit to a car that doesn't have it.

 

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