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Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

Old 03-07-2012, 07:38 AM
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Default Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

Has anyone properly de-powered an FC rack? I'm not talking about taking the belt off the PS pump, and I'm not talking about looping the hoses. I'm talking about this:

http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/depower.php?x=1

Is this procedure the same for an FC rack?

TIA for any insight you can offer!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

From this thread on the other forum:

There are a few differences between the RX-7 rack and the Miata rack. First of all to get the retaining cover off the end of the rack, instead of punching the retaining ring out like for the Miata, simply rotate the cover counter clockwise to remove the retaining ring that holds it in, it’ll come out of the slot on the end of the rack (the cover has a groove in it that you can use to spin it). Secondly, there is no supporting barrel in the middle of the shaft (or at least it didn’t come out of mine). The rest of the procedure is exactly the same for a Miata and an RX-7.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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Thank you, Oh Bald One, who isn't really bald.
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Give it time.
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Default Re: Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

I've usEd that right uP very straight forward aNd easy
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

What about that bit about the 15 to 1 rack being too much effort to street drive?
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Default Re: Calling all FC experts! Depowering a steering rack.

bump I'm thinking about this as well but have a 15.2.1 has anyone tried it.
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