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Michael Larosa Jr Mc.Larosa at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 29 07:32:13 EST 2004

Cool, now i know,  I always wanted to do it, just never got around to it.

Having owned both though, I still like the 90 V8 version over the 91, agreed
the 91 was easier to maneuver at parking lot speeds, but for me the tradeoff
wasn't worth it.

That of course is my opinion and you are of course entitled to yours.

Good to converse with you again, been a long time :)

Mike LaRosa
ex 90 and 91 V8 owner
me truck guy know... 02 f150

"Buchholz, Steven" wrote:
> ... you can disconnect the electrical connector at the steering rack, but
> that will expose the terminals to the elements unless you bag them somehow.
> The control module is mounted to the back side of the dash stiffener that
> runs behind the HVAC vents ... if you look up from underneath after removing
> the lower cover just to the left of the steering column you'll see a little
> green plastic box peeking out.  This is the Servotronic control module.
> Disconnect the connector from the module and you will disable the
> Servotronic.  I've driven my car this way for a little while, and frankly
> IMO it was way too heavy.  I suspect that the rack assist level with the
> Servotronic disabled is much less than a non-Servotronic rack.  I suspect
> that if you really hate the Servotronic the best solution is to swap the
> rack for a non-Servo rack.  Actually, you can create a circuit that runs a
> controlled amount of current through the servo and adjust the boost to your
> satisfaction.
> I opened up a control module to see how difficult it would be to reprogram
> the curve ... I found the thing is microcomputer controlled, so it will take
> a bit of work to reverse engineer it.  Frankly, I like the added assist at
> low speeds with much less assist at highway speeds ... and think most folks
> who pan the system really are forming their opinions based on the low speed
> assist level ...
> Steve B.
> San Jose, Kaleefohnia (USA)
> >
> > Where is this connector? I was unaware you could disable the
> > servotronic.
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