CAN I REMOVE THE POWER STEERING FROM MY MUSTANG?

  • Tiny
  • Mackin
  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 67,000 miles

I've got a 6 cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. The power steering boot is shot and I feel it would be cheaper and easier to just remove the system completely.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:23 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Yes, but you need new steering linkage when you remove the power steering.

What boot are you referring to?

Roy

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
  • Tiny
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Theresa is an accordion like rubber boot surrounding a piston that pushes and pulls on a knob on the steering tie rod.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:40 AM
  • Tiny
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You can get the replacement on line if you look hard enough. They are not too expensive for the valve.

I assume it is leaking and you have no power assist?

Roy

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:42 AM
  • Tiny
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It is totally shot. It is broken loose on both ends and just hangs there.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:46 AM
  • Tiny
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I would look at repairing it. It may not be as much as you think.

Roy

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:49 AM
  • Tiny
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Thanks. Your information was helpful.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 2:57 AM
  • Tiny
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http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=983366

there is a rack and pinion rebuild kit they probally also sell the end boots

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 5:12 AM

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