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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:35 am 
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Guys guys, how the hell am I meant to grind down such a solid thing? lol. Jesus.

Bend in half? God I'm not superman.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:50 am 
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I've been trying to angle grind it, but doesn't seem to be having much effect.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:01 pm 
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Angle grinder and oxy.
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:03 pm 
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K she is grinded. should I spray degreaser over the plug that was plugged into the switch?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:14 pm 
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As long as the degreaser isn't conductive, otherwise WD-40 should clean it

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:49 pm 
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Okay, everything reinstalled. I used what i had left of power steering fluid to replace the stuff I lost, then the bottle was empty.

Turned on the car, did some full locks and after a little bit of driving it's still moaning.

Checked the unit again and the level is down, but I'm guessing that's the fluid getting back into the system.

Should I go buy some more fluid and top it up? Is it the lack of pressure from the lack of fluid the problem?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:08 pm 
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top it up to the level mate ...dont run the pump dry ..it will stuff it .. :wink:

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:12 pm 
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Jesus, I'll have to drive to the shell servo on bryants road to get some more fluid. Hope she makes it, lol.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:35 pm 
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Woot, all fixed.

Made it to my local shell and was able to top up. No leaks and no more moaning, all back to normal.

Cost me $45 for the switch and $8 for the fluid. I can only imagine how much a mechanic would of charged.

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:52 pm 
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Woot, all fixed.

Made it to my local shell and was able to top up. No leaks and no more moaning, all back to normal.

Cost me $45 for the switch and $8 for the fluid. I can only imagine how much a mechanic would of charged.

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Well done.

When mine went on my EA i was in Geraldlton WA with no tools. A Mechanic cost me $110 to install switch and top up.

That was 10 years ago.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:11 pm 
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i have the same problem, My fluid allllllllll gone!! but ive checked all this out and its none of that

The fluid is coming out of the steering arm where that rubber thing is lol ... Easy to fix?
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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:16 pm 
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Woot, all fixed.

Made it to my local shell and was able to top up. No leaks and no more moaning, all back to normal.

Cost me $45 for the switch and $8 for the fluid. I can only imagine how much a mechanic would of charged.

Thanks lads, always a pleasure.


Well done.

When mine went on my EA i was in Geraldlton WA with no tools. A Mechanic cost me $110 to install switch and top up.

That was 10 years ago.


Damn, that was unlucky.

And AU guy, that sounds bad, lol. But good luck with that.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:24 pm 
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i have the same problem, My fluid allllllllll gone!! but ive checked all this out and its none of that

The fluid is coming out of the steering arm where that rubber thing is lol ... Easy to fix?


Sounds like the seals have gone inside the rack. Might be cheaper to buy a reco rack

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:34 pm 
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Au man, Unless you want to completely rebuild you rack yourself, you will not fix that one seal.

Is has to be removed from inside, and to do so, gotta take all the guts out.

I do have an AU rack(full reco), but MUST be changeover. Price is $220 pp. Although your in another state, it can be done. Pm if intrested.

 

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i got my rack done today with new tie rod end oil and install $530

 

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