GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Power Steering Gear


See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering gear

The optional power steering on the Corvette is of the linkage assist type. The steering gear and linkage is identical to that used on manual steering cars. All procedures for the manual gear apply to the power steering gear. A belt-driven pump supplies hydraulic pressure to a sensing valve, and then on demand to a power cylinder on the linkage, which provides the power assist to the linkage. See the "Maintenance" section for adjustment procedure.