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    Do i have to drop the engine??

    Well i found a hole in the boot of the passanger side of the "rack and pinion"
    leaking power steering fluid all over.

    i found one at a junk yard for 91 bucks, off of a 02 camaro fe2 option with 47 miles on it.

    My question is do i have to drop the engine to get this off?? or any sugestions on how to replace the old one??? Please help.

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    I don't imagine you would have to drop the engine for that, then again, I've never done it.

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    you don't lower the engine. you'll need to lift it slighlty to remove the driver's side bolt. if you have a torch, you can lift the driver's bolt and cut it off at the top side until you can remove it. then. install the new bolt from the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin's Z View Post
    Well i found a hole in the boot of the passanger side of the "rack and pinion"
    leaking power steering fluid all over.

    i found one at a junk yard for 91 bucks, off of a 02 camaro fe2 option with 47 miles on it.

    My question is do i have to drop the engine to get this off?? or any sugestions on how to replace the old one??? Please help.


    mine were replaced after I wrecked my car. The body shop said the engine had to be dropped. Made it much easier

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    the engine can't be lowered any further that what it is in the car now. they lowered the k-member and held the motor in place.

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    how do you keep the K-member in place??

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    i was able to get it off.... man that sucked.... i had to remove the alt. and the driver side engine mount then jack up the engine and got it out......

    well now it will sit for the weekend and i will put the new one in monday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin's Z View Post
    how do you keep the K-member in place??
    most will put jackstands on the k-member and then lift the car up.

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