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Old 08-05-2009, 09:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hamsterpower View Post
If this is on your Civic DX. There is no need to change the rack out to have manual steering.

Remove the pump and hoses, drain the fluid by spinning the steering wheel lock to lock ten times or so. Then plug the holes in the rack where the hoses went. Now you have manual steering for cheap. I did this three years ago with no problems. If there is a clunk when steering, you might need to re-tension the rack. Mine needed that anyway.

Huh. I heard for my Saturn, you still need fluid to keep the steering lubricated. In my case, you cut the hoses halfway, fill them with fluid, and connect them together with a double-hose-barb and clamps to "close the loop".


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