I have a 97 CRV that has a bad leak in the power steering on the rack and pinion. I have taken the belt off the pump. How long can I drive it this way?
Not long really especially if the leak is bad - that power steering fluid also lubricates the rack and pinion , best get it sorted properly : safety is also a concern.– Solar MikeAug 28, 2017 at 5:17
It really only leaks when it has pressure and it is only a 900 do– SteveAug 28, 2017 at 5:24
Ouch. That happened to me once. I broke the power steering fan belt adjustment system. Bolt snapped clean off. Mine didn't leak, but didn't provide any power steering assist either. I drove that car for over 10,000 miles without the power steering belt. I'm sure I didn't do the system any good, but the car drove just fine.– zipzitAug 28, 2017 at 14:02
not very long, the rack and pinon needs to be lubed up on the inside also. If there is no oil, the gears will grind together.
Not long really, especially if the leak is bad - that power steering fluid also lubricates the rack and pinion , best get it sorted properly : safety is also a concern.
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