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Power Steering Vs. Power Assisted Steering


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#1 kididaho

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:05 PM

I getting parts from a 86 GL wagon and using them on my 91 Loyal wagon. I would like to swap out the rack and pinion because mine is shot! Are there any tricks or special tools that I need to know about? Will this work?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:27 PM

Do you already have power steering? And how do you know your rach is shot? They are almost indestructible, so it's not very common.

If not you need the entire engine cross-member. The PS rack will not fit into the non-PS cross-member. I haven't seen a non-PS EA82 in a while, but on the EA81's the steering linkage is also different - such that you have to do something custom, or you have to swap the entire steering column.... but I suspect the EA82's aren't like that.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:36 PM

Do you already have power steering? And how do you know your rach is shot? They are almost indestructible, so it's not very common.

If not you need the entire engine cross-member. The PS rack will not fit into the non-PS cross-member. I haven't seen a non-PS EA82 in a while, but on the EA81's the steering linkage is also different - such that you have to do something custom, or you have to swap the entire steering column.... but I suspect the EA82's aren't like that.

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When I put the steering fluid in, it runs out the side of the rack as I back out of the driveway. I can squeeze the boot on one side and the air comes out the other side. The seals are shot I would assume.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:43 PM

Sounds like it - the seals aren't prone to failure unless the rack is run without fluid for a while.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:00 AM

It sould be a direct bolt-in...at least I'm not aware of any changes in the P/S system on the EA82s throughout the years.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the imput. I will try and get to it this weekend. I will post how things worked out.




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