jstancel New Reader
Jan. 21, 2011 3:32 p.m.

The title pretty much said it all. I need an electric power steering pump for my build. I know the MR2 spyder has a decent pump but I would also entertain the idea of a different pump.

Who else makes a good one and who has one for sale?

mistanfo SuperDork
Jan. 21, 2011 3:35 p.m.

I believe that Smart cars use them (if they have PS, which not all do). Might help if you are doing a parts search online. Can't speak as to it's quality.

Cone_Junky Reader
Jan. 21, 2011 4:02 p.m.

Ebay is full of GM electrohydraulic pumps. Not sure what it would take to make them work for other applications though. I was lucky enough to find an MR2 pump, both modules, relay, and pressure line for $30 locally. Sold the modules for $130 on ebay

jstancel New Reader
Jan. 21, 2011 4:09 p.m.

The GM stuff is attached to the steering column and from what I have read they are not good.

I guess I should give some background on what I am doing. I am puting a t78 turbo on a 5.3 chevrolet V8 in a Lexus IS300. I want to free up some room on the front of the engine so the easiest thing to remove is power steering. It is a track car so the AC is already gone.

MrJoshua SuperDork
Jan. 21, 2011 4:18 p.m.

Some Volvo's have electric power steering pumps as well.

mistanfo SuperDork
Jan. 21, 2011 4:19 p.m.

Sounds like FUN!

16vCorey SuperDork
Jan. 21, 2011 4:53 p.m.

Mazda 3 as well.

jrw1621 SuperDork
Jan. 21, 2011 9:16 p.m.

Nissan Versa also has an electric pump

Chebbie_SB HalfDork
Jan. 21, 2011 9:34 p.m.

What do the hybrids do as far as power steering? I thought they all ditched the traditional hydraulic ??

Run_Away Reader
Jan. 21, 2011 10:08 p.m.

In reply to jrw1621:

Versa/Sentra/Rogue actually have an electric motor in the column under dash to provide assist, not a electric fluid pump

Ranger50 HalfDork
Jan. 22, 2011 10:52 a.m.

In reply to Chebbie_SB:

And what, drain the E36 M3ty battery even faster?!?!?!

Glad this thread came up, even if in the classifieds. No manual rack options for the newer Rangers and the PS pump is in the way for what I want to do.

Chebbie_SB HalfDork
Jan. 22, 2011 11:15 a.m.
Ranger50 wrote: In reply to Chebbie_SB: And what, drain the E36 M3ty battery even faster?!?!?! Glad this thread came up, even if in the classifieds. No manual rack options for the newer Rangers and the PS pump is in the way for what I want to do.

What I was asking about the hybrids (and not just the purely plug in variety..) was don't most migrate away from the parasitic load incurred by a belt driven hydraulic pump? I seem to recall some evolving to an "On Demand" approach.

JohnyHachi6 New Reader
Jan. 23, 2011 11:32 p.m.

RX-8 has a full electric rack that's pretty nice. If you could get a good deal on one it might be lighter and simpler to use. It's supposed to be more efficient as well. Don't know how tough it would be to get the electronics working in another car though - probably too much of a pain to be worth it.

jstancel New Reader
Jan. 25, 2011 10:05 a.m.

Lots of good suggestions. Does anybody have a pump for sale? I would really like a pump from the MR2 Spyder.

jstancel New Reader
Jan. 31, 2011 7:22 a.m.

Still looking...

dculberson Reader
Jan. 31, 2011 12:48 p.m.

There are a number of them on car-part.com, $200 and up.

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
Jan. 31, 2011 12:59 p.m.

Got lucky on this one myself. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160534455701&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AL%3AOU%3AUS%3A1123

New in box for $200. Felt like I did OK on that one.

Sept. 2, 2013 5:05 p.m.

E-bay has new MAZDA-3 p/s pumps for $54.00.

jstancel New Reader
Sept. 3, 2013 11:10 a.m.

This thread is super old. I tried the electric route and did not like it.

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