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I would like to keep power steering, but some of those choices I see here are outside of my range.

Has anyone hooked the power steering pump to a 12v motor?
I have a strong 12v motor that will turn the pump. I am not sure how much more force is needed when the pump is under a full load.

The motor and pump does not need to run all the time. I really don't need the power steering while driving straight down the road.

I was thinking that if I mounted a proximity switch on the steering .
shaft, it would allow the motor to remain off during minor steering corrections and turn on for the more complicated maneuvers.
Maybe a pressure switch inside the steering box could activate the pump.

Would like to know because I really want to keep the power steering.
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