Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: Power Steering Rack

  1. #1
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     

    Power Steering Rack

    Like the title says.... I'm in need of a power steering rack for my 2002 FL Legnum. Mines leaking at both ends.

    Putting out the feelers as it's looks hard to get a new one.

    Need it by mid August.

    Kev
    Last edited by Humpty's Revenge; 07-01-2019 at 12:10 AM.

  2. #2
    peter thomson's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    peter
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    29-10-2020
    Membership ID
    342
    Posts
    7,675
    Country
    Scotland
    Location
    Back O'Bennachi
    Car
    Jeep SRT8
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    I have a couple of pre facelift racks if they can be confirmed as the same. I no longer have asa or caps access
    Ask a simple question, never receive an answer these days

  3. #3
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Ah cheers Pete! For such a quick response.

    Let me do some more research with the dealership tomorrow to see if the same rack was used throughout 1996 to 2002. By the way all.... A new rack from Mitsubishi is £1600!!!! and is a Japan sourced part. Just so that people know.

    Also I'll let some of my other enquires come in that are a bit more local than Aberdeen way. but a cheap flight up your way would be a nice little day out.

    Cheers again Pete.

    Kev

  4. #4
    elnevio's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Nev
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    25-11-2020
    Membership ID
    510
    Posts
    17,706
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Gloucester
    Car
    Things with a V
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    MR333147 comes up as the part number for the steering rack across all EC5W and EC5A Legnums and Galants. I even tried a 2WD Legnum (EA5W) and it threw up the same part number. To be sure that something wasn't going wrong, I put in N23W (RVR!) and that gave me a totally different part number for the rack.

    So I would say they are the same.

    I am in Glasgow this weekend so if anyone else happens to be in a position to get it any closer, I could possibly bring one down!
    October 2020 fleet status: 75% operational 25% furloughed!


    | JDM Legnum VR-4 Type-S | JDM Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4 S | Fiat Panda 100HP go-kart !! | Peugeot Partner Work Van |

    Why not become a full member of CVR4 and enjoy the additional benefits membership brings?! Information here.

  5. #5
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Nev I will be giving you a call dinner time. And thanks for the info. Assuming the RVR is EVO'esque The main body of the EVO rack is pretty short compared to the Galant Legnum one. Speak later.

    Thanks guys so far.

  6. #6
    elnevio's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Nev
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    25-11-2020
    Membership ID
    510
    Posts
    17,706
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Gloucester
    Car
    Things with a V
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    I'm still here!

    I only chucked the RVR one in to ensure that ASA wasn't stuck in a loop when I was inputting the part info.

  7. #7
    Jan4iks's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Janis
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Yesterday
    Posts
    200
    Country
    Other
    Location
    Latvia
    Car
    AlfaRomeo 159Q4
     
    If fit from PFL Legnum, i have one for sale

    Price: 60,-GBP incl postage.
    ALFA ROMEO 159 SW Q4 (New toy )
    MITSUBISHI COLT Ralliart (TURBO stool )
    MITSUBISHI GALANT VR-4 (sold )

  8. #8
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Private Messaged you Janis.

  9. #9
    elnevio's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Nev
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    25-11-2020
    Membership ID
    510
    Posts
    17,706
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Gloucester
    Car
    Things with a V
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Right, I have made a mistake when looking at ASA. MR333147 is just for the rack and pinion part. It looks like MR244166 is the whole rack. But I can't check ASA for the model compatibility as I am 350 miles away from my laptop!

  10. #10
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Yes Nev I agreement has been reached.

    The MR333147 number is the rack casing and pinion. which is the same number for the Galant and VR4's but weirdly the diagram I have has the piping different, googled photos have vr4 pipes entering rack from top. Galant from bottom or rear. Like I was guessing in my txt to you Nev maybe it's because the transfer box is in the way. Also the flange for bolting the rack to the bulk head or cross member is in a different orientation on the two diagrams. On the VR4 it's vertical. On the Galant casing it's pointing towards the drivers seat. Hey ho!

    Anyway I am awaiting a message back from Janis in Latvia Who's photos are exactly the part and Stuart in Gatwick. Or if all else fails I'll have one of Pete Thomson's racks.

    Busy times!

  11. #11
    elnevio's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Nev
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    25-11-2020
    Membership ID
    510
    Posts
    17,706
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Location
    Gloucester
    Car
    Things with a V
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Weird, not seen another text after 'Yes I did'!

  12. #12
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    lol Nev I am rubbish with a mobile phone when I'm in a rush. My fingers and brain just don't work as a team! lol

  13. #13
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Thanks all for your replies! I have sourced a steering rack from Janis "Jan4iks" Just need to fit it now.

    Thread now asleep.

  14. #14
    Wodjno's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Glenn
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Last Online
    02-11-2020
    Posts
    17,866
    Country
    England
    Location
    Peterborough
    Car
    PFL MT Legnum V
     
    I take it that no new or refurbished steering racks have ever been sourced? Or a steering rack service kit?
    It's something I may look into if something hasn't already been found.

  15. #15
    peter thomson's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    peter
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    29-10-2020
    Membership ID
    342
    Posts
    7,675
    Country
    Scotland
    Location
    Back O'Bennachi
    Car
    Jeep SRT8
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Quote Originally Posted by Wodjno View Post
    I take it that no new or refurbished steering racks have ever been sourced? Or a steering rack service kit?
    It's something I may look into if something hasn't already been found.
    Camskill used to list them but at over £900 as far as I remember

  16. #16
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Ok Guys here's where I'm at on this.

    I fitted the rack from Jan4iks and that has been fine for a trip down to Corsica and back in August and over here ever since.

    In the interests of refurbing my old rack I have sourced a Power Steering rack Kit and a Power Steering Pump Kit from a US company called Transtec I should receive their kits via a UK agent called Sussex Autos later in the month. I think for those wanting to replace the centrifugal cartridge in their pump I would get this as an OEM part as it would be a shame to fit a crappy aftermarket item only to fill your newly overhauled system with lots of metal shavings because it's crap.

    I have also found a firm that will pressure test the items before fitting to check they are ok.

    Downloaded a number of pump specs from other Mitsubishi models - Space Star, Space Wagon, the 2WD Galants etc etc but they have lower pressure outputs for the Pump. Other models have very different pump housings that simply will not fit to the 6A13TT engine.

    So the situation is - awaiting parts later this month

    Then have to find some room and time to overhaul the rack and pump

    get them tested.

    Then I'll send up via a new thread all the part numbers, prices, addresses etc hopefully some photos too.

    I reckon this can be done for about £200 including the testing. seal kits are about £20 each allowing for some piping to be remanufactured if required and the testing, maybe a few tools I don't have yet.

    Kev

  17. #17
    Wodjno's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Glenn
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Last Online
    02-11-2020
    Posts
    17,866
    Country
    England
    Location
    Peterborough
    Car
    PFL MT Legnum V
     
    Quote Originally Posted by 94000 Miles View Post
    Ok Guys here's where I'm at on this.

    I fitted the rack from Jan4iks and that has been fine for a trip down to Corsica and back in August and over here ever since.

    In the interests of refurbing my old rack I have sourced a Power Steering rack Kit and a Power Steering Pump Kit from a US company called Transtec I should receive their kits via a UK agent called Sussex Autos later in the month. I think for those wanting to replace the centrifugal cartridge in their pump I would get this as an OEM part as it would be a shame to fit a crappy aftermarket item only to fill your newly overhauled system with lots of metal shavings because it's crap.

    I have also found a firm that will pressure test the items before fitting to check they are ok.

    Downloaded a number of pump specs from other Mitsubishi models - Space Star, Space Wagon, the 2WD Galants etc etc but they have lower pressure outputs for the Pump. Other models have very different pump housings that simply will not fit to the 6A13TT engine.

    So the situation is - awaiting parts later this month

    Then have to find some room and time to overhaul the rack and pump

    get them tested.

    Then I'll send up via a new thread all the part numbers, prices, addresses etc hopefully some photos too.

    I reckon this can be done for about £200 including the testing. seal kits are about £20 each allowing for some piping to be remanufactured if required and the testing, maybe a few tools I don't have yet.

    Kev
    Any updates on this?
    http://www.clubvr4.com/forum/showthr...-or-Moderators

    Damaged Flexi's in your downpipes? Need replacements! See here :
    http://www.clubvr4.com/forum/showthr...ight=downpipes

    Need New Front Wheel Bearings? See Here :http://www.clubvr4.com/forum/showthr...light=bearings

  18. #18
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Parts have arrived from a firm called Sussex Autos. I now need to wait until I finish doing my Bathroom and kitchen the shed is kitted out for doing that at the moment there is no space to actually do this mucky job. will keep you posted.

  19. #19
    94000 Miles's Avatar

    Offline
     
    Name
    Kevin
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    21-08-2020
    Membership ID
    1231
    Posts
    79
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    VR4 Legnum
    My Garage
    Visit
     
    Sorry about the years wait - House projects, Failing Alternator, Pothole Wear and new job got in the way of everything!

    Refurbishment started. Will create new thread in appropriate area. Probably be a photographic PDF file of the procedural order of events and pointers to any pit falls. Never done anything like this so It'll be a bit slow. Maybe a month or more as I tend to only tinker on a Sunday. It'll hopefully in the end get a certificate at the end from a pressure test over in Bristol. Although not until the country gets back to the old days. There is a Pump to do as well somewhere here... ah there it is.

    Good to be back

    Kev

  20. #20

    Offline
     
    Name
    Paul
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    17-11-2020
    Posts
    12
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Car
    Ralliart VR4
     
    I'm also in the same position. When the steering started to get jerky, I tried looking for a refurbisher and found none that could do it for a reasonable cost. I googled Sussex autos and found a place in billingshurst. Is this the same place?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. FS : LEGNUM VR4 power steering rack
    By Jan4iks in forum UK Parts for Sale / Wanted
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-01-2014, 10:25 AM
  2. WTB: Steering Rack
    By bonesthebutcher in forum UK Parts for Sale / Wanted
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-09-2010, 08:24 PM
  3. Inner rod end/steering rack end
    By Ghost_2008 in forum General / Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 19-05-2010, 12:46 PM
  4. Galant Power Steering Rack.
    By sydkhan in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-07-2005, 10:35 AM
  5. Wanted Power Steering Rack
    By Bagofsand in forum UK Parts for Sale / Wanted
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-03-2004, 10:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •