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    variable ratio steering

    My car has the variable ratio power steering from the factory, its part of the competition suspension option. my power steering pump is leaking. Are the power steering pumps the same between standard and Varaible ratio? Looking for a replacement and places only show one pump for 71-73 or should I try to rebuild the original pump if there is anything special about it capacity wise,
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      RE: variable ratio steering

      I believe the pumps are all the same.
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        RE: variable ratio steering

        (01-17-2011 08:58 PM)jorgem2 Wrote:  My car has the variable ratio power steering from the factory, its part of the competition suspension option. my power steering pump is leaking. Are the power steering pumps the same between standard and Varaible ratio? Looking for a replacement and places only show one pump for 71-73 or should I try to rebuild the original pump if there is anything special about it capacity wise,

        I had this same question when working on mine. I found the answer on
        http://www.429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com/steering.htm

        I used these guys to do the rebuild on the parts when I found them. I haven't driven the car yet so I can't say if they are good or bad.
        http://userpages.bright.net/~rodes/
        Hope it helps.
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          RE: variable ratio steering

          Two different power steering pumps were used on the 71 Mustang. The HBA-CG was used with the variable ratio gear box and the HBA-CF was used with a constant ratio gear box. The ID tag is located on the back of the pump as shown in the drawing below.

          well learn something new each day Big Grin
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            RE: variable ratio steering

            Thanks thats good to know, I had the wrong pump for 3 years. I have the original in the garage, time to rebuilf it.
            Offline 01-20-2011 07:19 AM
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