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Old 08-27-2009, 01:49 PM   #11
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1997 SW2
Default Re: power steering pump

Originally Posted by fetchitfido View Post
You can't put a manual rack in a power steering car without changing the connector (for lack of a better term) between the rack and the steering column. I'd have power steering back in my '93 if I hadn't lost the power steering connector. The old rack didn't leak, I had the stupid idea that a manual rack was better. If nothing else, with the power steering and A/C gone the pair of 12" subs in the trunk shouldn't add any weight over stock
I'm a little curious. If the PS rack develops a leak, or the pump fails, can you just run the car without the pump connected, i.e., pull the pulley off, get a smaller serpentine belt, and just use the PS components in manual mode??? Obviously, it'll be harder to steer at low speeds......


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