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Old 09-24-2008, 04:00 PM
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Power Steering VS No Power Steering

So I decided about two weeks ago, that I'm tired of power steering. I like the feel of the manual steering better, you can just kind of.. feel the road better, ya' know?

So I cut the belt, and I'm going to loop the lines pretty soon.

My question here is:
I'm trying to sell a Toyota Celica (not mine, not a prelude, i know, i know.)

A guy came to look at it, and he said that since the power steering had been broken for so long, the steering rack and pinion would be damaged somehow..
I overheard him, he was a mechanic or something, but I wasn't really listening, because he wasn't talking to me, and I had other stuff going on.

Anyway, I don't know anything about the rack and pinion, other than it's there to turn rotational motion into like, linear, forward motion, I think.

So, is disabling my power steering, probably permanently, going to have any adverse effect on the rack, or the pinion, or anything else?


Also, after having disabled my power steering, I'm getting a knock when I turn the wheel too hard, or too fast, I guess.
It's kind of a thunk, I'm thinking it's suspension related, so I'm going to take a look later today, probably, but I haven't had time.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:42 PM
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So I decided about two weeks ago, that I'm tired of power steering. I like the feel of the manual steering better, you can just kind of.. feel the road better, ya' know?

So I cut the belt, and I'm going to loop the lines pretty soon.

My question here is:
I'm trying to sell a Toyota Celica (not mine, not a prelude, i know, i know.)

A guy came to look at it, and he said that since the power steering had been broken for so long, the steering rack and pinion would be damaged somehow..
I overheard him, he was a mechanic or something, but I wasn't really listening, because he wasn't talking to me, and I had other stuff going on.

Anyway, I don't know anything about the rack and pinion, other than it's there to turn rotational motion into like, linear, forward motion, I think.

So, is disabling my power steering, probably permanently, going to have any adverse effect on the rack, or the pinion, or anything else?


Also, after having disabled my power steering, I'm getting a knock when I turn the wheel too hard, or too fast, I guess.
It's kind of a thunk, I'm thinking it's suspension related, so I'm going to take a look later today, probably, but I haven't had time.
i have heard that over time it can hurt the rack and pinion. i dont have any personal experience but that what i have heard. but then again i have a 75 MGB that does not have power steering from the factory and i have no problems. i think it has to do with if the car was designed to have it or not and how much the car weighs.
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Re: Power Steering VS No Power Steering

Well I'm wondering what countermeasures I could take to prevent any damage to the car.
It's a DD, so it's kind of important.
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Re: Power Steering VS No Power Steering

the knock you hear is the play in your rack and pinion. ok imagine this, a u-joint or cv axle. now when its rotated one way there is a little space between the catch on each side. now when its rotated back the other way fast or hard or both really you will now feel/hear that shaft hitting together. like the driveshaft in a truck when taken out of park. you didnt hear it before because the vibration was absorbed through your powersteering. and come to think of the mechanics of it that could be the source of the phantom rack and pinion issues, because your power steering will keep a certain tension on your rack and pinion. but dont quote me on that.
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Re: Power Steering VS No Power Steering

So could I just shim it or something, so it doesn't knock around?
I mean, it's not really a serious problem, I'm just trying to get it to go away heh.
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Re: Power Steering VS No Power Steering

ive got no idea bro. hate to say it but i would ask a pro. of course be prepared for him to tell you disconnecting the PS was a bad idea, but forget him, down with the man!
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