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1988 MERA PS Rack by DrXtreme
Started on: 10-01-2020 07:41 PM
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Finally have some decent weather in Florida to work on the 1988 MERA without sweating to death. I pulled the front tray out to look at the top of the PS rack. Here are the pictures. What started as a small trickle will now drain the reservoir in a week or two. I have no idea what that hole is in the center, will need to drop the car on the ground to crawl inside for a better look.

I doubt anyone will have an answer, hopefully this thread helps those in the future.

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Report this Post10-01-2020 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can give you a few uninstalled component photos if you want to compare them to your equipment. BTW, does your setup have all of the wiring harness and is it functional?

Nelson

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Nelson - Please provide some photos so I can compare. I'm still trying to see if the fluid is coming from the center hole or the one off the ear/tab.
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Pictures of the factory power steering rack for full view.
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Update - no leak when running either sitting still or turned left. When I turned wheel right and hit the stop fluid came out of the hole in the center. Does that mean the seal is bad and leaking past internally? I'm guessing the rack must work like a piston. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Originally posted by DrXtreme:

Nelson - Please provide some photos so I can compare. I'm still trying to see if the fluid is coming from the center hole or the one off the ear/tab.


These may or may not help you out. I can get some additional photos of the rack in the next day or two if desired.









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Originally posted by DrXtreme:

Nelson - Please provide some photos so I can compare. I'm still trying to see if the fluid is coming from the center hole or the one off the ear/tab.


These may or may not help you out. I can get some additional photos of the rack in the next day or two if desired.









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Report this Post10-17-2020 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DrXtremeClick Here to Email DrXtremeSend a Private Message to DrXtremeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Back to the drawing board. Got the old rack out and the angle of steering input is not the same as 103-0160 which is 2000 F-Body rack.

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There are a couple of different F-body racks. The one that I have has a "straighter" steering shaft input, IIRC.
Sorry... can't check it or take pics. It's in storage.
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Do you remember which F-Body has the straighter input shaft? I have been searching the internet for 2 days until my eyes bleed and can't find a rack with the same input shaft angle.
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I have seen Fiero hydraulic power steering set ups that have used the Mercury Mekur XR4 or the 97 Z28 Camaro racks . SOme have used the "column assist Saturn unit

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