I'm thinking about removing the P.S. next weekend, but I wanted to see how difficult it would be to drive like that first. Can I drive around with no P.S. belt and not seize the rack or cause any other damage?
true this but quaife makes a non power rack gear quickener, so it turns as fast as the power steering racks but with out the power weight.....just a thoughtyes it wont hurt nething but the Non P/S racks are geared differently than the P/S racks so it will be really hard. and if u have biger tires than stock have fun thats when it gets really hard.
thank you Steve-O, you are the man :TU:. I've been looking for that link forever now and couldn't find it. I've had my ps off the car for a while now, it's not hard to drive at all. Like Steve-o said it's a lot more responsive without it.no p.s enables positive car and road condition feedback :TU:. IMO it's FAR easier to make steering miscalculations or over-correct in an emergency situation when you have assistance with the rack.
also, the effort is increased if you just remove the belt because the fluid is forced through all the lines PLUS the dormant pump. IMO if you are going to remove your p/s, the proper way to do it would be to remove the pump, bracket and the cooler lines that run in front of the radiator.
then, use a proper p/s removal kit like this one from StealthMode which i plan to install next year (if i have a digi cam by then i might even do a DIY write-up ):
STEALTHMODE PERFORMANCE P/S REMOVAL KIT
this kit comes with proper stainless steel lines and anodized fittings :TU: there is a link to Honda Tuning's How-To article as well
anytime man :TU:thank you Steve-O, you are the man :TU:. I've been looking for that link forever now and couldn't find it. I've had my ps off the car for a while now, it's not hard to drive at all. Like Steve-o said it's a lot more responsive without it.