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Old 01-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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i was reading the long thread where the PS cooler would mix with coolant and the remedy for that is getting the small aftermarket PS oil cooler instead. i just got underneath the car and noticed the 2 rubber hoses lines coming from the pump and reservoir converts to think steel fittings and goes into the bottom where the steering linkage is?
some info, the car was originally a v6 with ls1 motor/trans swap. so is the power steering on the v6 never came with a ps cooler from factory?
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ps cooler was an option for the ss ,ws6 cars here is a link that might help you , if you search you will find alot of great threads on how to fix this issue http ://ls1tech.com/forums/general-ma...g-success.html
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From what I understand it came standard on SS's and WS6's in '98, then it became an option on F-Bodies other than WS6's and SS's in 99-01, then all the LS1 F-Bodies came standard with them in '02. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I do recall reading that some time ago on here.
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thanks bob but the link no worky ;-)
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thanks bob but the link no worky ;-)
Its probably the one you've already seen: Power Steering Cooling Success
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yea i've been reading up on that thread. didnt know the v6 didnt get one from factory and the fact the original person who swapped the motor/trans didnt use the ps cooler with the steering rack.
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From what I understand it came standard on SS's and WS6's in '98, then it became an option on F-Bodies other than WS6's and SS's in 99-01, then all the LS1 F-Bodies came standard with them in '02. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I do recall reading that some time ago on here.
You Sir are correct..... glad mine didn't come with it
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From what I understand it came standard on SS's and WS6's in '98, then it became an option on F-Bodies other than WS6's and SS's in 99-01, then all the LS1 F-Bodies came standard with them in '02. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I do recall reading that some time ago on here.
Close. The stock cooler became standard by 2000: http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...all/index.html
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Yeah, my 02 Z28 has one, which I replaced.
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