no, those need capped off. The smaller metal lines are the ones that can be looped if you decide to use that method.I've been told you may have to remove the header/exhaust manifold to get that pin out, then you can get to the bolt.
I've got to admit to being a bit stupid about this mod, are the lines coming from/to the pump the ones you loop?
the "guide pin" is the piece blocking the 14mm bolt right?Tap that guide pin out of the way with a hammer and you should be able to get to the bolt with a socket. No special tool is needed.
my coolant outlet/water inlet pipe is off right now, still don't see how it can be removed unless that sleeve is out of the way.that one bolt is a pain, I think I had to take off the coolant outlet
takin a dinnner break right now.... gonna try what was mentioned in this thread.just tap that sleeve out of the way, then you can get to it.
More likely the preload adjuster used to hold the rack against the pinion is a bit too tight. There's a fine line between the adjuster being too tight and therefore creating too much static friction, and it being too loose and keeping the rack and pinion in proper mesh. The factory manual's got a procedure but I think this is best done by feel.I like my depower but I think I used grease that was too heavy and it likes to 'stick' in place. Not like a bad stick, but it's got alot of static friction so I can turn the wheel and leave it and it will stay at that angle while driving. Might have to pull it apart again and use a lighter lubricant.
The locknut for that large nut is staked by the factory. You should probably do the same or use Locktite to make sure it doesn't back out over time. If it does back out your rack is likely to be ruined (or worse things might happen) so don't skip this important step.The large nut that holds the steering shaft into the rack at the correct pressure. I'll report back tomorrow when I fix it.
Question though... this bracket lays behind the P/S pump. Is it okay to remove this completely like the bracket holding the A/C? Or must it stay in place? I woulda removed mine already but I can't get to one of the bolts.
Since I've done this recently (swapped my power rack out with a manual rack so I can depower the power rack at my leisure), I thought I'd share some advice on removing the PS pump bracket.forgive me but do u have a tip to remove the lower bolt?
socket or wrenches don't work.... dont have a tool that WOULD work, so maybe there's a tool that i need to buy?
Tap that guide pin out of the way with a hammer and you should be able to get to the bolt with a socket. No special tool is needed.
Dan and Stealth are pretty much on point. You just need to get that sleeve out of your way. You might be able to tap it further into the bracket and out of your way, or you can do what I did and use the bolt+nut to "press" it out.just tap that sleeve out of the way, then you can get to it.
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