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Old 03-08-2019, 03:44 PM
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Last night while I was out and backing out of a parking spot. Heard a knock or pop. The pressure needed to turn the steering wheel went up in seconds. I was able to drive home. The power steering reservoir was nearly empty. One hose is wet near where the hose is crimped into the metal fitting. The rack doesn't doesn't look it is leaking. Will the pump self destruct when the fluid is suddenly lost? Can that damage the rack?

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Old 03-08-2019, 05:02 PM
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P/ S pump won't self destruct however the there is the possibility of damage to vanes and ring. It will depend on length of time.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:25 PM
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So far the growling pump has been replaced along with the leaking high pressure line. When they started it up one end of the rack started puking out power steering fluid. So I'm getting a replacement rack too. It is a two turn rack. They are trying to find one locally. Oh boy, this not be cheap...

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someone recently posted a place that rebuilds racks

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https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nd-pinion.html

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Send it off to TurnOne and have it rebuilt, cheaper and better then any of the other companys out there.. 2 turn racks may be harder to find...WW
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I replaced all my hoses as soon as one was damp. I would definitely shop around right now since it took several months to get all the hoses. Yes, the temptation would be to skip the hard to find one or two and risk it but I wouldn't give in to it. I went to 2 different vendors to get all the hoses and while your hose is out, I'd go get it all done.
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I talked with Turn One. They are 2~3 weeks out in the shop not including shipping there and back. This is my daily driver car too. So I really need to find something sooner than that. I will have all the hoses replaced, not just the high pressure hose. I've seen a couple rebuilt racks that have a 5 year warranty but the quickest wouldn't ship till 3/28/19. Might be that is just the reality of the thing. What's the difference in feel between the NS rack and the FH slower rack?

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I talked with Turn One. They are 2~3 weeks out in the shop not including shipping there and back. This is my daily driver car too. So I really need to find something sooner than that. I will have all the hoses replaced, not just the high pressure hose. I've seen a couple rebuilt racks that have a 5 year warranty but the quickest wouldn't ship till 3/28/19. Might be that is just the reality of the thing. What's the difference in feel between the NS rack and the FH slower rack?

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I saw something on their site about paying $150 for a rush job
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:25 PM
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It looks like I'll be using the rush job option of $150 extra at Turn One. We've found lots of places that sell the two turn NS racks but have nothing on the shelf. Guess my best bet is Turn One. Think maybe I'll find another and have it rebuilt after this experience. Have a spare on the shelf.

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