EVO solenoid

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by navaidstech, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. navaidstech

    navaidstech Guest

    Hi all...just came back from the auto wreckers with a replacement
    power steering pump for my 92 Saturn. I pulled it put of a 95 or 96
    model, which I thought would be the same.
    Well, as it turns out the newer model pump does not have the EVO
    solenoid like my car does and the high pressure line goes in the same
    spot where the EVO solenoid goes in my car.

    Removing the pump is a pain in itself, so I really am not up to
    exerimenting at this point. I'm just curious whether the older pumps
    had some sort of an adapter plate on the output of the pump to
    acommodate the EVO and the high pressure hose, and that plate was
    removed in the later models so only the high pressure hose goes in?
    Yeah, I know...I'm grasping here but getting the thing out is a pain
    in the rear and I really don't feel like going back to the wreckers
    and doing it all over again. LOL.
    And no....I'm not going to a dealer... :)

    navaidstech, Mar 15, 2008
  2. navaidstech

    Lane Guest

    Have you considered running your non-EVO pump and just leaving the connector
    unplugged? I permanently removed the pump from my '92 which only sees track
    use, and it does set a malfunction code. If you live in a state where
    emissions testing is done (where they require no stored codes), then that
    may matter to you.
    I suppose you could take your old one apart and see if the EVO pieces could
    be transplanted, but it would be much simpler and less time-consuming to buy
    the right part for the job at that point.

    Lane [ lane (at) evilplastic.com ]
    Lane, Mar 21, 2008
  3. navaidstech

    navaidstech Guest

    What I was thinking of doing is just leaving the EVO hanging there as
    there appears to be no room for it on the "new" pump. This way the
    computer would still see it but I would not have the variable effort
    power steering.
    Our province does have emission regulations but all my emission checks
    are done at my friend's garage who doesn't even bother checking for
    stored codes. To be honest with you, I don't even know if any of the
    garages here check for stored codes before doing the emission

    But I think you're right, it will be easier to just get the right pump
    and that's what I have decided to do. Not planning to keep the car
    much longer anyway, she's getting pretty tired with 322,000 miles on

    navaidstech, Mar 23, 2008
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