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Help removing the powers steering rack on my 86 I'm swapping it out for a manual rack. I have the rack mounting bolts out but it's so tight in there it looks like i need to raise the engine a couple of inches to get it out. Any suggestions.
You can remove the ps rack without lifting the engine or dropping the cradle. To do this you have to remove the 'rack-to-rack' fluid hard lines on the transmission side of the rack. Once the lines are removed the rack can be snaked out easily. I've done this personally so it's not hearsay.
Remove block-to-bellhousing brackets, remove exhaust pipe bracket, remove rack's hard lines, then raise engine.
I just did this yesterday. cut or undo all lines to the rack, rotate rack pinion shaft toward the rear of the car. pull your drivers side rim as if you were taking a sharp right and slide out the rack. if it gets caught on the mounts, slide it back and forth as you work the mount out.
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