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Old 05-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to depower your power steering rack the right way!

So I'm thinking of making a DIY for how I did this and wanted some feedback from all of you to see if this is something you're all interested in? Anyways, about a month ago my power steering pump started making a ton of noise so i started looking for ways to delete the system. All i could find was how to loop the rack. This is not ideal in my mind for a few reasons 1) you are still fighting hydraulic resistance in the rack and 2) the rack could still develop a leak. So I opened mine up and cut the piston and seals out. Greased the rack and replaced the tie rods and steering rack boots and got a fresh alignment. Been driving for about 3 weeks now AND I LOVE IT!!! So if you're interested learning how this was done leave me a post and I'll see what I can do about getting some pictures up and a good DIY. Thanks!

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I am way interested... I've had my lines looped for years, this could be good
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Sorry it's taking so long for a reply everyone. I've taken a ton of pictures for this but am currently on vacation. I did read the Hondatech article though and I will say 3 things: 1) the cylinder, spring and retainer must stay in or it will knock every time you hit a bump on the passenger side 2) instead of using bolts to plug the valve body I used black silicone. After all it just needs to keep out dirt and water cost about 5 dollars at my local autoparts store. 3) I cut the piston out of mine entirely not just the seal. Takes about 5 min with a dremel tool. Thanks for the patience and I'll get those pictures up soon!
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