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Old 10-17-2002, 21:34   #1 (permalink)
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New Powersteering Rack is like driving on air!

Okay I've recently pulled the steering rack off a wreck that I had to replace my old steering rack which was leaking fluid into the dust boots. The rack came from a EA 30th Anniv and replaced the S-Pac one on my car.

Well there isn't anything wrong with the new one except for the fact that the stiffness of the steering now reminds me of my old S-Pac one when turning the steering wheel with the car wheels jacked off the ground without any tyres on! In fact it's so soft, when the car isn't even moving and you turn the wheel, you'd think the steering wheel had come undone because there is absolutely no feedback whatsoever.

Some people like that soft 1 finger driving ability, but I absoltuely hate it! It's harder to keep control at fast speeds, plus at slower speeds you need feedback to know where the wheels are. So is there anything I can do about fixing this?

I don't want to go to the lengths of removing the power steering belt as that will make the steering too stiff. Is it possible to put larger pulleys on the power steering pump, or will that do absolutely nothing?

It's $400 for a new steering rack and i really don't want to pay that!
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Old 10-18-2002, 03:08   #2 (permalink)
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ahh.. I'm in the market for a new steering rack, and my current one already gives me the shits cos it's too light.

Lets me know how you go.
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Old 10-18-2002, 18:54   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmmm.... try puttin THICK motor oil in the pump... yep, that should make it nice and tight!

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