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It was quite easy, I just made a bracket to mount the pump to the finder well. I tried to take some pics but they dont really show anything. Its just an electric pump bolted to the car and normal lines like what you would have in a belt driven pump. Toyota uses some kinda ecu and sensor on the wheel to turn it on. This is not as sophisticated as i turn it on with an alegator clip at the moment. It will be on a toggle switch as soon as I have time to run to Radioshack. The whole swap is sitting around $20 at the moment.
The pump is out of a 2g toyota mr2. All you need is the pump and the relay. I took a piece of the high pressure line, cut it off and welded it to the volvo line. Not the most elegant way of doing it but hey it works.
It seems noisy in the video. Can you hear it over the engine? Any vibration into the cab or steering wheel?
Kinda hard to see do you have pics? I'm interested in this for my volvo but also for my subaru. How much was the pump and do they come on anything other than the mr2s?
Yeah once the alt is spinning the pump really starts moving and it gets a lot quieter. If you want to get real fancy, get the sensor off then mr2 and the pump will only come on when you turn the wheel.
How does THAT work? What lets it know the steering linkage is spinnin?