I always wondered why the P/S pump has never been made with a cutout clutch the way the A/C compressors are. Above about 25 mph, I doubt any car needs P/S. I once had a car that lost a P/S pressure hose. It was pretty kantankerous below 10 mph w/o P/S, but above that I didn't miss it at all.
If the v-belt itself saps that much engine power, why haven't more cars been made with other types of P/S as the VUE and NSX have? Just curious.
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