Power Steering Rack and Pinion Kit With Standard Rack Bushings Mustang V8 1985-1993

CJ's Part Number:
RPK13
Rating:
68% of 100

Highlights

  • Complete Kit
  • Last Longer than Rubber
  • Remanufactured
  • Requires No Modifications
MSRP $299.44
$269.99
You save 10%

Power Steering Rack and Pinion Kit with Standard Rack Bushings for all 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 V8 Mustangs.

Does your 1985-1993 Fox Body Mustang wander all over the road when driving it? If so, CJ Pony Parts offers a product that can help you with this problem. One of the potential causes to the problem of loose steering is the power steering rack. Instead of simply living with this problem, order this Power Steering Rack, which includes Standard Rack Bushings. This will make your steering feel new again and it will also make driving your Mustang more enjoyable!

Features and Benefits:
- No modifications necessary for installation
- Remanufactured power steering rack
- Lasts longer than rubber bushings
- Complete kit!

This is a great kit to improve the steering issues that you may have in your Fox Body Mustang. A remanufactured power steering rack is included in this kit and no modifications are necessary for installation. An added bonus of this kit is that polyurethane steering rack bushings are included. The benefit of these bushings over standard rubber ones is that they will last longer and eliminate loose play. Additionally, you will also get a pair of inner tie rods and a pair of outer tie rods.   

If you have a wandering Fox Body Mustang then you need to check out this kit. Everything needed to complete this project is included in the kit. Another benefit of this Power Steering Rack Kit is that the rack and pinion has 100% new o-rings and lip seals to make sure that there are no leaks. Brand new Teflon rings are added to the spool valve on the rack donut, restoring internal sealing of the rack and pinion. The included Power Steering Rack has a 15:1 Quick Ratio.

Kit Includes:
- 15:1 Quick Ratio Power Steering Rack
- Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushings
- (2) Inner tie rods
- (2) Outer tie rods

Vehicle Fitment:
- 1985-1993 V8 Mustang

 

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Installation Videos

Video Transcript

We're gonna help keep our Project Black Pearl on the straight and narrow by upgrading some worn out steering components.

This is our Power Rack and Steering Replacement Kit, fitting your 1985 through 1993 V8 Mustang. That includes remanufactured steering rack, along with standard bushings, along with the inner and the outer tie rods to get rid of that loose play in the front of your steering. Now, this is gonna use the standard bushing with this kit, but it's also available with on offset, and it'll be a direct replacement for the factory. This is a remanufactured unit with a 15 to 1 ratio.

For this installation, a lift or a jack and jack stands, 3/8" ratchet, 11 mm socket, 15 mm socket, 18 mm socket, 3/4" mm socket, 5/16" wrench, 15 mm wrench, 11/16" wrench, 7/8" wrench, needle nose pliers, punch, hammer, and a pry bar.

First, what you want to do is get the car off the ground and remove the wheels. Now, we have a lot of play in our inner tie rods, which is causing the car to wander going down the road, plus the rack is leaking, as all the normal problems with Fox Body Rack. So the first step of the process, now that we have the wheels off, is remove the outer tie rods.

What you want to do here is remove the cotter pin, then remove the nut below, then you're gonna hit right here on the spindle, and that'll separate the ball joint. To give you an idea of how bad this rack is, this is not normal. This should actually be quite firm and not have any play to it. As you can see, I'm not even sure it's attached. Probably shouldn't have even driven this car to work today.

Now we're gonna go up in here. We're gonna separate the rag joint from the column itself. Now, what you'll want to do is turn the wheel until you can see that bolt you have to remove, and then lock the wheel in place. It will make it easier to get it off.

Since it's hard to see what we're doing, the bolt we just removed sits in this groove. So what we have to do now is get the rag joint off of these threads so that we can remove the rack from the car. Usually it'll slide off, but given these cars are older and abused, sometimes you have to use a little punch and a hammer just to pop that off.

All right. Now, we have to get the power steering lines disconnected from the rack, but the easiest way to do that is you're gonna remove these two nuts here. That will allow us to slide the rack off the K-member, make it much easier to get to those lines. All right, now we're gonna use a small pry bar and then remove the rack from the K-member.

Okay, with the rack loose, we can disconnect our power steering lines. Make sure you have a drain pan underneath, because they will drip a little. Brandon's case, probably a lot.

The remanufactured steering rack includes these bushing here, which are basically the original rubber bushings with a metal sleeve. In our case, our kit that you have that's here at CJ Pony Parts comes with these Prothane Polyurethane bushings, which are much better. We're gonna be using these.

When we're gonna install our new rack, you want to make sure you do not miss these two little plastic washers. These are gonna go onto your power steering lines before they connect to the rack. Forget these, it's gonna leaks and all kinds of problems. Now, you want to make sure on these lines, you remove the original washers and remove the original O-rings before you install the new ones. This is what it should look like when it's done. Make sure you have the washer on the top here and the O-ring on the bottom. Repeat the process with the other line.

Okay, now you want to lift the rack up into place. With the rack up into place, now we're gonna connect the power steering lines before we put it onto the studs. You want to make sure the lines are clear of your motor mount bracket, and kind of get it up on the ends of the stud here, and we're gonna work it down onto it.

All right, with the rack seated but not actually tightened down yet, now we're gonna reconnect the bolt for the rag joint. All right, with the rag joint seated now on the rack, we can reinstall the set screw. All right, with the rack mounted and seated properly and our rag joint connected, we're gonna hammer these bolts back through and install the washers and nuts.

We're gonna take the original jam nuts now, from our factory rack, thread them on. We're gonna go about halfway. This is actually what we'll do to adjust. Obviously, with something like this, since we're taking the steering apart, you are going to have to get an alignment when you're finished. So basically get it as straight as you can eye it up, and then get it to your local alignment shop before you put any kind of real miles on it.

All right, once you get it where it looks pretty straight, jam that up against it, thread our castle nut on, and then tighten everything down. Then, once it's tight, we're gonna reinstall the cotter pin.

Okay, and the last step over here is to install the grease fitting. You want to grease the ball joint, top off your power steering fluid, get an alignment, and your installation is finished.

As you saw when we took it apart, my Rack and Pinion Kit on my '90 LX was even in worse shape than I thought it was. This new rack and pinion's gonna make the car a lot nicer on the highway, that wander is gonna away, and it's gonna be a lot safer, as well. Like I said before, and I can't stress enough, after this installation, you will need an alignment before you put any kind of miles on the car. As far as the installation goes, I would say two to three hours, and you'll be back on the road in no time.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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