Ive got a 84 6.9 4x4. Truck sat for 6-7 years. installed a new power steering belt and the fired the truck up. The steering automatically shoots left or right on its own with out touching the wheel. Im thinking the box is bad and not the pump.
I know those vans have 0 room for anything in them. I love the idea of an idi van though.Glad to hear. And wow, so much room in front of that pulley.
This is the clearance between the PS pulley and the fan shroud on my E350:
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They are messy to change out and somewhat of a pain, but I don't think that they're too terrible. Doing that is MUCH easier than R&Ring heads with the engine still in the truck.I haven't dug into an oil cooler on any of these trucks. And I hope I don't have to from the sounds of it.