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7.15 - Steering ( )

7.15.1 - Steering Racks ( )

Steering Racks (rebuilt exchange) should take less than 45 minutes to change. Add 15 more minutes to readjust the toe (if you measured the exact distance between tie rod ends and between one tie rod end and a chassis part (to establish the same steering wheel position you had before) prior to removing the old rack and you'll come in at just under an hour.

7.15.2 - Power Steering Leaks ( )

The most likely source of a leak is the hose that feeds the pump. Thatís the first thing that goes. There is also an oil passage running to the head that leaks above the pump, and engine oil will dribble down onto the pump.

The power steering pump itself can also leak. The leak typically comes from an O-Ring inside the pump towards the back of the car.

The high pressure line comes from the back of the pump. There is a small O ring on the high pressure line fitting this may be the source but..

The high pressure line is threaded into what looks like a bushing. Be careful when you remove the bushing as a spring loaded piston may pop out. On the "bushing" is another O ring that may leak.

Approx. 30 minutes work.


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