That is way i had to leave the pump in and take the belt off. Even in nc were they dont emissions test 95 and older cars they hassled me about the pump not being connected.Jacksont001 on Jun/19/10 said:Update on this,
The VA state inspectors geve me a rejection sticker on my inspection. Not saying this will happen to you, but these guys were being EXTREMELY anal, as they are always trying to sell me something when I bring in a car for inspection.
Due to the hassles I went to the boneyard and pulled a 88 Civic rack to swap in.
i'll post some pics of Both- the looped rack and valving, and the manual rack install. they'll be uploaded to TI server, so the problems of old hosts going out of business will be a non-issue.
FYI there are essentially two flavors of manual racks:
53040-SH3-A02 on 1988-91 Civic and CRX (non SI)
53040-SH3-671 which is on the 1988-91 SI models
I dont have the specs on the turns etc, and how they compare to the DA rack, but I can dig it up in a later post.
It’s an old thread but would it be oossible an 88 crx si rack will fit the DA9That's great info.
I did the manual rack swap on both of my DA's using a rack from the '89 CRX Si.
I would guess that using the Civic rack would result in the three minor issues that I ran into as follows:
1. The outer tie-rod end that was on the manual rack didn't fit into the knuckle, lucky enough the Integra outer tie-rod threads onto manual racks inner tie-rod.
2. The manual steering rack body is smaller in diameter than the power one causing the mounting clamp on the passengers side to not hold the rack tight. My solution to this was to put the bushing for the power rack around the busing for the manual rack then hold them both in place while clamping the rack to the body.
3. This one might have been a unique situation to my car, but here it is anyways. on my '91 LS everything went in fine with no problems except the two above, but on my '92 GSR everything seemed to go together fine until I tried to turn the wheels. The bolt head on the u-joint between the steering column and the steering rack was hitting on the body. To fix this I ended up putting washers between the steering rack and the body to angle the shaft down a little more.