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omg jdm
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1983 Celica GT is the car in question.

The power steering leaks, and I am just making a straight line car anyways, so can I just take the pump and resevoir off and crimp the lines?
 

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omg jdm
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haha well my 2 other cars don't have it, so that should be no problem! Unless a power steering car with no pump is a lot harder to steer than a car that never had it in the first place!
 

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^thats the ticket


You can take it off, but without it, it will be hard as crap to drive. Cars with power steering when the power is removed, it becomes really hard to drive, your fighting the gearing then i believe.
 

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Well, all I'm doing with the car is going in a straight line at the track, so except for the ride up there it's not a driver.
 

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Tommy said:
^thats the ticket


You can take it off, but without it, it will be hard as crap to drive. Cars with power steering when the power is removed, it becomes really hard to drive, your fighting the gearing then i believe.
You are fighting against more moving parts, but, the ratio in a power steering rack and pinion or steering box is different than a non power one. Thats what makes it harder.
 

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Moving you might find it acceptable. Turning at slow or no speed can be really really tough. Probably depends on the car but that's my experiance. You may be able to remove the belt briefly just to try it out.
 

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You will be fine.
I currently have no belt on my Alltrac, which weighs at least as much as your 83, more of the weight is on the front wheels, and has much wider tires in the front.
Also, I still have the system full of fluid, which makes it harder.
It is a bit hard stopped. Other than that not much different.
You will be fine.
 

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If you wanna know how hard it will be to turn. Turn off the eingine and coast in neutral. That will be an exact expierence driving with a removed power steering.
 

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if the fluid is removed from the system it will be much easier to turn than coasting in neatral as you are only turning the gears and not sqashing fluid throgh the system. The steering will be heavy as the turns lock 2 lock is about 3/4 to 1 turn less than a rack with out power
 
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