Power steering rack - MustangForums.com

Notices
5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

Power steering rack

Reply

 
 
 
Old 08-20-2008, 05:48 PM
  #1  
mattdel
6th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mattdel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Spfld, MA
Posts: 9,240
Default Power steering rack

I need to put a rack in my stang, quick. Its leaking about a half quart per trip to work.
I've called around for prices, and everyone is telling me that 86s had two racks. A Ford and a TRW. One is sport steering, one has a half steel case, etc... No one can tell me a definitive difference between the two.

Anyone with knowledge of how to tell the difference, plz elaborate on that for me.
mattdel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 08:40 PM
  #2  
U S Marine
2nd Gear Member
 
U S Marine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 180
Default

OK, FWIW, the Ford rack is an aluminum rack, and was probably a faster ratio rack. I'm not 100% certain of all the differences, but I know that the SVO guys have been staying away from the TRW rack, which leads me to believe that Ford rack is quicker. Look at the "svoca" website, as I know it has been covered there.
U S Marine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 11:15 PM
  #3  
mjr46
D.R. THE PATHETIC DORK
 
mjr46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 30,813
Default

the trw will usually be stamped on the case somewhere, usually on the back side
mjr46 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 01:54 AM
  #4  
AdderMk2
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lil' Rhody
Posts: 22,376
Default

i know someone with a manual rack for sale
AdderMk2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 07:31 AM
  #5  
mattdel
6th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mattdel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Spfld, MA
Posts: 9,240
Default

well as far as the ratio goes, 15:1 is stamped right on the front of it.
and Keith, that manual rack is definitely calling my name, but i dont have the time to wait for a p/s delete, and i can't get to RI by the time u leave.
mattdel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 07:37 AM
  #6  
AdderMk2
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lil' Rhody
Posts: 22,376
Default

do you have a/c?
AdderMk2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 07:37 AM
  #7  
mattdel
6th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mattdel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Spfld, MA
Posts: 9,240
Default

no, a/c & smog deleted, short belt with p/s relocate
mattdel is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
KingRando
2005-2014 Mustangs
5
10-02-2015 09:06 AM
ChampInSD
5.0L GT S550 Tech
13
10-02-2015 05:55 AM
CS2007
General Tech
7
09-29-2015 08:38 PM
MustangForums Editor
General Tech
0
09-25-2015 07:58 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Power steering rack


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.