2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Loose steering

Old 12-15-2005, 03:20 PM
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The last like 5 or 6 times i have taken my car out it seems that when i go down the highway the steering is way off. At first it just seemed to pull to the right randomly...like it would get worse at some times or not. I thought it was the alignment but sometimes it would switch so then i thought maybe it was the wind or maybe a combo of the both. However, i have taken out my P/s pump and looped the lines so the real questions is, is it just the wind/alignment or has anyone had past experiences with loose steering when you take out the p/s and how do you fix it?
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:54 AM
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I've had mine roam to one side, then the other. I have manual steering. My alignment was just way off (after replacing all the suspension bushings). Got an alignment, and it goes straight now.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:27 AM
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Sounds like your rack might have split. Using power rack as a manual is a bad idea.



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Old 12-16-2005, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by inanimate_object' post='787200' date='Dec 16 2005, 09:27 AM

Sounds like your rack might have split. Using power rack as a manual is a bad idea.



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I was afraid of something like that. Can i just look at it and see if it is? and if so what im a looking for. Where can i get a manual steering rack... i have been wanting one?
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:08 AM
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might want to make sure that the rack is bolted tightly to the car, and the rack bushings are still good. some of the fwd cars the rack bushings fail and the rack moves side to side, its really weird when the steering wheel doesnt center in the same place everytime!



i have a couple new manual racks, they are factory mazda and more money than a rebuilt one, pm me if you're interested
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