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DrFishbone
08-15-2017, 10:19 AM
The job is done now, but I have two leftover o-rings. I bought a Gates seal kit, cleaned, disassembled, reassembled my old power steering rack...but in the directions (both included with the kit AND in the 1989 Ford Service manual) show an extra "rack bushing" that is supposed to use an o-ring. Either one on my kids took my bushing and lost it or the SC has a combined end cap / bushing on the right end of the rack.

I don't remember taking one off FOR SURE and I've found numerous errors in the Ford documentation over the years, so I wouldn't be surprised either way.....just wondering if anyone else encountered this....

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BLOWN38
08-15-2017, 10:39 AM
Here is the post were I depowered a rack. I think i just cut off the piston in your pic. http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?128329-Operation-10-0&p=1057319#post1057319

DrFishbone
08-15-2017, 02:44 PM
Hmm...your 3rd picture looks like there is an o-ring beneath the "piston"....I thought for sure the poston was part of the rack and not removable... :confused:

The parts I have pointed out are different though....sometimes these diagrams suck.

How does the car feel after gutting the rack, Chris? Drive it with wide tires on the front at all?

BLOWN38
08-15-2017, 04:17 PM
Rack is not on a car. Car is still in a million pieces.

DrFishbone
08-16-2017, 12:07 PM
Rack is not on a car. Car is still in a million pieces.

FIX IT CHRIS :(

Are you planning to have a car to race at the Shootout?

BLOWN38
08-16-2017, 12:40 PM
I might drive my 96 SC out there.

DrFishbone
08-16-2017, 12:49 PM
I might drive my 96 SC out there.

96SC....hmmmmmmm

What's going on here? Swap an SC setup onto an NA motor?

BLOWN38
08-16-2017, 04:08 PM
something like that.:D