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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:24 pm 
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Is the steering rack on the AU series 1,2 and 3 the same as an EL monty ghia with speed sensitive steering.
I know that the BA are different.
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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:38 pm 
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Don't know about the AUs, but I thought all ELs had speed sensitive steering. The oil spec for the ELs is the same as AU+BA and I was told this was why. Have I been misinformed? My Mont seems to have speed sensitive steering as the steering is firmer at higher speeds.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:34 pm 
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Only the EL fairmont ghia and upwards came with speed sensitive steering. All i need to know if the AU series 1,2 or 3 are the same steering rack with speed sensitive steering.
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Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:28 am 
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Is the differance only in the rack? Is it possible that the previous owner may have changed the rack for a Ghia one.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:28 pm 
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The K frames in the EL and AU are very different, I would say the steering racks are not interchangable.

 

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madmax wrote:
Don't know about the AUs, but I thought all ELs had speed sensitive steering. The oil spec for the ELs is the same as AU+BA and I was told this was why. Have I been misinformed? My Mont seems to have speed sensitive steering as the steering is firmer at higher speeds.


Wishful thinking there, SSPS on a Fairmont. Unless a previous owner has added it.

The racks are capable, and to my understanding all racks had the provision for the SSPS soleonoid.

From what I have seen, the mountings on the racks look different and not interchangable.
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arm79 wrote:
madmax wrote:
Don't know about the AUs, but I thought all ELs had speed sensitive steering. The oil spec for the ELs is the same as AU+BA and I was told this was why. Have I been misinformed? My Mont seems to have speed sensitive steering as the steering is firmer at higher speeds.


Wishful thinking there, SSPS on a Fairmont. Unless a previous owner has added it.

The racks are capable, and to my understanding all racks had the provision for the SSPS soleonoid.

From what I have seen, the mountings on the racks look different and not interchangable.


Well thats my question, how do I tell the differance? If the racks are the same then what would have to be added or changed to get SSPS.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:49 am 
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Cool thats all i need to know if they fitted or not and have speed sensitive steering. My car is an EL monty ghia not to confuse people sorry, the problem is my rack is getting sloppy and can get one off and AU series 3 for nothing but if it dont fit its not worth it. Thanks all...
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