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Old 06-24-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default rack and pinion help

when i take all the lines out, will it start shooting power steering fluid everywhere?
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: rac and pinion help

I have put in THREE power steering racks in my truck with in one month period. (due to 2 defective "new" racks, one leaked and one chatter)

You are gonna make a freaking mess lol...

DO NOT REMOVE those 2 hard lines on the left of the main section you see that run back to the body itself.





you can drain the reservoir of fluid from the low pressure line before starting that helps a lot. he will have the high pressure line coming in and then the line that goes to the cooler.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:56 PM
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I remove those two lines first actually. I put an oil pan under there and let it all drain out before I start doing it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:58 PM
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which ones the low pressure line?
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:06 PM
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I remove those two lines first actually. I put an oil pan under there and let it all drain out before I start doing it.
how do u remove those 2 lines? i see a clip on mine?
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:25 PM
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I remove those two lines first actually. I put an oil pan under there and let it all drain out before I start doing it.
The reason you dont want to is there is an internal seal on those lines if you need to reinstall the rack for some messed up reason there is a possibility the seals can be messed just as me how i know. I hate ranger powersteering racks on T-bar rangers
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:55 PM
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i just cut the lines, seeing in how i dont need them anymore
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:54 PM
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I'm sorry, I was in a rush when I looked at that before. I take off the two lines (that have the red caps in the picture) and let those drain, then pull out the rack. Leave the hard lines alone that are on the rack itself.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:46 PM
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i just cut the lines, seeing in how i dont need them anymore
you cant cut or take off the hardlines otherwise you wont get your core for the rack if your replacing it. thats part of the core being those lines arnt made anymore.

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I'm sorry, I was in a rush when I looked at that before. I take off the two lines (that have the red caps in the picture) and let those drain, then pull out the rack. Leave the hard lines alone that are on the rack itself.
ya same here on these 2. atleast we are on the same page lol
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:56 PM
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you cant cut or take off the hardlines otherwise you wont get your core for the rack if your replacing it. thats part of the core being those lines arnt made anymore. l
im not replacing the rac. i got a yota box for it now
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:26 PM
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he's sas'ing zach.lol
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:40 PM
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Well thats not stated anywhere so how in donkey kong would i know! lol
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:03 PM
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Well thats not stated anywhere so how in donkey kong would i know! lol
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