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power steering delete
« on: April 08, 2014, 02:02:34 PM »
I've read that the power steering pump can be removed and the power steering rack can  be used if its filled with fluid and a hose is used to connect one port to the other.
Does the hose have to be full of fluid? or just the rack itself? If the hose has to be full, what's the best way to do that?

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Re: power steering delete
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 02:20:05 PM »
I would characterize it as half full or so.

You have a rack with a piston in the middle of the body and a seal on each end. Those 3 seals must be kept lubed to slide without tearing up. 8-12 ounces of fluid in there ought to be enough. You really don't want it solidly full because then you have to fight the resistance of the fluid tranferring both ways in the hose as you operate the rack. The hose with no power on it simply seals in fluid and then allows it to go from side to side while bypassing the piston. If about 50% air then the effort to work the rack is easier for you. All you need is enough fluid to lube the seals and gears, working the rack splashes it all around in there, even more so with air mixed in it.

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Re: power steering delete
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 02:34:19 PM »
thanks amc :]