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zen
02-26-2009, 10:46 AM
im tired of the belt driven powersteering pump that always leaks. it seems like every celica has this problem, so i cooked up an idea. What if we incorporated the mr2's electric powersteering pump within the engine bay of the celica, it should work right? i mean, its just simple electronic circuits. Has anyone ever done this before? Anyone have any ideas of the electronics that is used to run the pump?

lburner
02-26-2009, 10:53 AM
it's funny u bring this up i was just thinking about doing it. http://www.cameronsoftware.com/ev/EV_PowerSteering_Install.html

zen
02-26-2009, 11:02 AM
thanks for the link. now, i need to find powersteering pump from mr2 plus all electronics that come with it.

acidice333
02-27-2009, 04:19 AM
I was gonna replace mine with an electric pump from a MR2 but decided it was better to just keep the belt driven pump.

It would have been more expensive to grab all the parts from a MR2 than to get a replacement pump.

I would have needed the pump, the controller, the steering sensor, and I forgot what else.

zen
02-27-2009, 11:04 AM
well it depends on where you get the pump, controller, ecu, etc. i found acouple of mr2 at the junkyard before, just never thought the mr2 ran an electric pump. I could just replace the pump itself, but it is a b***h getting to it and removing it. i don't even want to mention the space you have to work in. plus, its so tight that you cannot fit a wrench in there to remove the bolt that holds hose to the pump.

joe's gt
02-28-2009, 03:35 AM
didn't know the mr2's had an electric pump. This is a great idea. I would be very interested except I recently replaced my pump and high pressure hose and its not leaking any more. Anxious to see how this pans out.

Terracar
03-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Could also order the seal kit from your local dealer and redo your existing pump.

-Terracar

grayscale
03-25-2009, 03:07 AM
Anybody tried it yet?

acidice333
03-25-2009, 03:14 AM
You can do it, but I recommend trying to use the steering sensor and the ECU too rather than having it on all the time. Reason is, it eats up a LOT of electrical load.

grayscale
03-25-2009, 03:16 AM
Where is the steering sensor located in the set up?

acidice333
03-25-2009, 03:23 AM
In the MR2, its in the steering column.. Yank the wheel, and its down there somewhere..

zen
04-14-2009, 07:36 AM
does anyone know if the aw11 mr2 come with the same powersteering setup? there are plenty of those in junkyards...