Engine 1991 Power steering bypass

JPro1248

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I'm trying to bypass my power steering pump. I have a manual rack already in the car and I have eliminated the A/C compressor. I decided to leave the power steering pump in just to make it easy to get a belt. I am now ready to try and see if the car starts but I am not sure if I can just feed the power steering pump back into itself? I seen a post on here earlier today when I was searching but it didn't seem to answer my question as the person that posted it had a power rack in it and was just looking for a temporary fix until they could get a new pump.
 
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Boostedpimp

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lol I've never tried this so I can't speak to if it would hold up or not. Maybe it'll blow the lines off or maybe it wouldn't but why not just get the correct length belt?
 

JPro1248

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When I tried to run no A/C and no Power steering after measuring it I got a measurement of 25 and 1/4 closest I could get was 25 exactly or 27.5 so I opted to keep the power steering pump on and just run an 84.5 inch belt.
 

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The output line of the PS pump is high pressure. You can't really feed it back to itself without an orifice online. Best thing to do is get a custom accessory setup to run WP, crank and alt. You could also research standard rotation water pumps and flipping the tensioner arm to pull up
 

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When I tried to run no A/C and no Power steering after measuring it I got a measurement of 25 and 1/4 closest I could get was 25 exactly or 27.5 so I opted to keep the power steering pump on and just run an 84.5 inch belt.
ah, i've always either flipped the stock tensioner or used a march adjustable alt setup
 

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