There are many different rumors about how much weight can be removed from a Mustang by swapping out the power steering system for a manual steering rack. To put the false rumors to rest, we pulled out a scale and weighed the parts.
The difference in weight between a complete Fox Mustang power steering system and a manual steering system is 16.15 pounds.
|Power Steering (Fox Mustang)||Weight (lb)|
|Rack with inner tie-rods||14.28|
|Pump, aluminum bracket, pulley, and hardware||10.30|
|Low pressure hose assembly||0.45|
|High pressure hose assembly||1.45|
|Fluid (1.7 pints)||1.19|
|Accessory drive belt||0.58|
|Manual Steering||Weight (lb)|
|Rack with inner tie-rods||11.60|
|Accessory drive belt||0.50|
In this example we assume that the change in belt routing necessitated by eliminating the power steering pump requires only a shorter belt, and that no additional components are needed to aid with belt routing.