1-27.1. STEERING CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATION (SERIAL NUMBERS 300000 AND ABOVE)
Major components of the steering system are:
OIL RESERVOIR The oil reservoir serves as an oil filling point.
HYDRO-BOOSTER Converts hydraulic power from the steering pump to mechanical power to
the master cylinder, providing power assist during braking.
STEERING GEAR Converts hydraulic power from steering pump to mechanical power at
POWER STEERING COOLER Directs power steering fluid through a series of fins or baffles so
outside air can dissipate excess heat before the fluid is recirculated through the steering system.
SERPENTINE BELT Transmits mechanical driving power from crankshaft drive pulley to
steering pump pulley which drives the steering pump.
STEERING PUMP Supplies the oil under pressure throughout the steering system.