Originally Posted by Chris Murray
Please can someone explain the difference between hydraulic steering and power steering.
It is possible to have hydraulic steering in isolation or hydraulic steering that is "beefed up" by the addition of an engine driven unit, becoming power steering?
I am a bit confused by this
Thanks for any light that you can shed on the subject!
Power assisted steering is hydraulic, asssisted by an engine driven pump.
You can have normal cable steering assisted by hydraulics or, hydraulic steering assisted by by power steering.
Mercruiser, volvo are mainly supplied with cable steering assisted by power steering but, you can fit hydraulic steering systems in place of the cable system.