I hope you parts gods can help me out here. What I need is a part number, if it exists, for the electronic valve on a power steering pump with “electronic steering”. Turns out the plastic valve housing is cracked on my 93 SSE, that’* what’* been leaking for the past several months. I’m running with a replacement from the boneyard, and it works OK, but I hate having an electrical connection not being hooked up, and I hate “downgrading”. If I can replace the electronic valve, I can reinstall my original pump (which worked fine, just leaked).
For Your Reference: The “standard” pump and the “electronic” pumps are identical, other than the electronic pump has an electronic valve that is threaded into the supply port of the pump. The standard pump just has a fitting to accept the hose. Swapping from electronic to standard requires absolutely no modifications of any kind. I do notice that it takes a bit more effort to steer at very low speeds – more than it used to, anyway.
Standard pump on left, electronic on right. The circled areas are all that is different.
This is the valve I need. You can see the crack in the plastic. The bolded arrow is where this electronic valve separates from the pump and where, on a standard pump, there would merely be a fitting for the power steering hose.