FJ40 Power Steering Kit - This is the kit to
install power steering on your 73 up FJ40 or FJ45.
This is a new addition to our line, this is a value minded kit.
We include all the major components except
the box. You supply the
The steering box is a 79-85 Toyota 4wd Pickup or 4 Runner, (available
at most Junkyards)
This is an
easy and simple kit to install. Usually takes about 4
If you have a pre-73 one piece steering column you will need the rag
joint adapter and rag joint
in addition to this kit. We do suggest a power steering
cooler to greatly extend the life of the components and make the system
virtually maintenance free.
The kit includes:
- Gearbox Mount
- PS Pump Mount
- Pressure Line
* This kit is for 1F and 2F powered Land Cruisers
Now, for Question &
Answer for this kit:
- Will this kit work on a 72 and
down FJ40/45? Yes, but it does require attaching a rag joint (steering
to your one piece factory column.. This is not difficult but will
one weld and therefore is not entirely bolt on. We can supply a
rag joint adapter at an extra cost.
- Where does the pump attach?
It bolts to the two front head bolts. This is the stock location
for FJ40's that had power steering. On earlier (74 down) models
the factory air cleaner will need relocated, or use an aftermarket air
- The pulley is narrow grove, will
this work? Yes, although your factory belts are
wider. It is not correct to run a wide belt on a narrow pulley,
but you can run a narrow belt on a wide pulley. We have one rig
that has run this setup for over 8 years with no extra wear.
Custom making a wide pulley would add great cost with little advantage.
- How do I remove the old box and
bracket? The box unbolts but the bracket is riveted
on. You will grind the head of the rivets off and then either
punch them out or drill them. It is fairly simple.
- Will this kit work with 35's?
Yes, our trail truck has 35x14.50 Super Swamper Boggers and has no
- Why not use a Saginaw steering
box and eliminate
the linkages? Well, you could BUT if you have steering
then power steering is not the answer. Adding things like power
and shackle reversals to help a steering problem is like putting a band
on a gunshot wound. These Cruisers left the loft when they were
steering straight and true. There is absolutely NO reason why
can't again. Saginaw is not a terrible kit, but we think Saginaw
feels like your hands are on Novocain. Plus, Saginaw is a BUNCH
of work, you must cut your frame, weld, align, make parts, etc.
- Can I run this kit with a V-8?
Yes, you can if your engine is installed correctly. Our trail rig
a V-8 and runs this steering. The box is fairly close to the
but nothing harmful. It also depends on the location of you V-8,
you have installed it more to the left, then sure it is going to be
The general rule is if your manual steering fits, then this will
fit. This kit will not work in conjunction with over the frame
headers (the big spider looking ones). The pump mount will be
- Can I use a Toyota 2wd Box?
No, this kit only uses 79-85 4wd Pickup and 4 Runner Steering Boxes.
- Do I use the Toyota pickup power
pump? You can but we use the Saginaw because of three
Price, Pressure and Longevity. Our bracket uses a common
easily replaceable, it has higher pressure, and provides more
In general, this pump will easily outlast a Toyota pump.
- How do you install it?
are the basic steps (actual instructions are much more detailed)
Early Model FJ-40 are a little more difficult. The steering
is slightly different. There are two suggestions, either replace
a later column or you can cut and reweld a later model rag joint on the
of the column.
- Remove steering column, the drag link, then old steering
Grind or drill rivets out of the existing frame bracket and remove.
- Bolt on our new bracket, the pedestal is not drilled for the
box, we leave this for the installer to do for a sure fit.
- Mount new power steering box (this is from a 79 - 85 Toyota 4wd
reinstall trailing arm.
- Mount power steering pump with two bolts.
- Hook up and bleed lines
- You're Done! This install is easy, it takes us about 2 -
hours. We suggest taking the front drivers side fender off, it
things 1 billion times easier to get to. It should take most
about a half day to do. We do suggest getting the steering
This kit will not work with the stock 1f air cleaner box because it
interferes with the pump mount. We do have an air cleaner that will work
(part number: JTO1FAIRCLEANER), but most aftermarket ones will work with our kit.