View Full Version : did all fbodies come with the PS cooler?


fst100
01-28-2012, 09:36 AM
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?

BOBS99SS
01-28-2012, 09:46 AM
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

TransAmWS.6
01-28-2012, 09:54 AM
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.

fst100
01-28-2012, 09:55 AM
thanks bob but the link no worky ;-)

_JB_
01-28-2012, 11:13 AM
thanks bob but the link no worky ;-)

Its probably the one you've already seen: http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-maintenance-repairs/1343182-power-steering-cooling-success.html

fst100
01-28-2012, 11:15 AM
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.

Danny2tek
01-28-2012, 06:16 PM
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

wssix99
01-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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/tech/0602htp_ls1_fbody_turn_one_power_steering_pump_ins tall/index.html

Grimes
01-29-2012, 11:30 AM
Yeah, my 02 Z28 has one, which I replaced.