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 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.
It's not the size of the engine, it's the job the component does...