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Driving with power steering removed?

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Old 10-01-2015, 03:24 PM
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Driving with power steering removed?

Anyone have any thoughts on driving with no power steering pump installed?

the remanufactured power steering pump I installed in June is dead. Napa gave me a lifetime warranty so I've got a new one on order but it will be at least four business days.
Will it destroy my rack if I remove the pump and drive around like that? I'm assuming the fluid lubricates the rack and driving it around with no pump is a bad idea.
 
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:29 PM
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:57 PM
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Anyone running a powersteering delete? How bad is it? i should be warranted for a replacement pump but I like this idea
 
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by schr5530 View Post
Anyone running a powersteering delete? How bad is it? i should be warranted for a replacement pump but I like this idea
If you ever drove a car with manual steering, apply 5 times worse and you have your answer. If you read the Condor thread, I've tried it myself before they made the kit and it's not something I'd drive on a daily basis. It pretty much remove the go-kart feeling as the effort is too much to enjoy the car.

You have to remember that the gearing inside the steering rack was designed with the pump in mind. If the rack was properly geared for a manual setup, it wouldn't be as bad. It can work as a temporary solution, or if you're masochist.
 
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:11 PM
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The steering shaft u-joints are weak in these cars with working power steering.
 
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