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sup guys. I just took my power steering and a/c belts off today. I haven't gotten to drive y car really, but i started it up, and the idle is like at 1000 rpms (actaully like a hair above 1k) it used to idle at like 800 rpm i think, and ive just had a timing belt put on, so the timing should have been adjusted i suppose. What im wonderin is, does the car HAVE to idle at 800 rpms...and so the timeing would need to be re-adjusted if i kept the belts off? Or is it... the timing is JUS concerned with the pistons moving and the plugs firing and the lifters/valves opening and closeing...and since i took the a/c belt off..the timing is STILL ok, its just theres less resistance so it allows the engine to spin faster when at idle? (and if this is the case, then thats a good idea of the power ive freed, i guess) The car still runs fine...it just idles higher. So, anybody know which it is? thanks!

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alright alright alright <img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle> rayjai, rudy, ill stop with the double posts (ahem..triple this time i think <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>) ..can i still join the kore crew? <img src=icon_smile_shy.gif border=0 align=middle> hehe

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Naxos muffler / custom 2 1/4" catback
Clear side markers
Custom front grills
Custom CAI
Racing pedals
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I was also thinking about takeing off my power steering, How does the car handle?

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haven't really driven it yet, except,for backing up around a corner, then coming back around it. So i did turn..and i didn't see to notice a difference. But like, ive always heard when u get a powersteering leak, it slowwly gets worse and worse, so would this be the same principle? But my car is rack-and-pinion with "power assist" so i dunno if thats the sae or not... and i hope it would HURT ur car to not use the power steering..like say u wanna put it back on later and ur power-steering mechanisms are busted and shot. I'll drive it tomorro and see how it goes.<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

'98 Accent GSi
Naxos muffler / custom 2 1/4" catback
Clear side markers
Custom front grills
Custom CAI
Racing pedals
<img src="http://www.flightsimmers.net/airbase/talonsnest/carshiz/car3.gif" border=0>
 

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ok, been here done this, youve got the pump off right? and the fluid is all drained out? BAD!!!!!! put it all back in (pump/resivor/hoses),fill it up, turn on the car turn the wheel, and get the fluid flowing again... now, unhook it all again (make sure little/no fluid leaks out) and hook the 2 lines (feed and return) together, you DEFINATLY want fluid in your steering box! now, i know this sounds weird and your asking "but what about cars without pwr strng?" they have a CLOSED steering box, that is lubricated. guess what? in you pwr strng car's steering box its lubricated with the fluid! if you let it out, then gears wear prematurely, and if dirt gets in from not blocked off hoses then forget it, your **** is gone. and your car dosent handle diffrently, but I can feel the road better, and steering inputs are more precise. and dont cruise with one hand on the wheel, if you get a blowout, or hit a large bumb, your wheel WILL JUMP!!!! hope i helped
 

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and the seals on your a/c compresser will wear out if you dont have it hooked up for a while. I have found this stuff out the hard way.
 

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ahh, thanks dawg! see, somehow i KNEW that..i mean power steering cars must be differnt than non-pwrsteering cars. ive asked people and eerybody ahs been like "oh sure, cus they come without power steering too" so thanks for the heads up, that makes sense! i just didn't know exactly what could happen. ..and i never actaully took the stuff OUT..i just took the belts off both the a/c compressor and the Pwr steering pump. And ive only driven it for like half an hour today (maybe 10 miles) just to see how it was. so...if i just put the belts back on all should be good? im sure everything will get re-lubricated right? cus all i did was just remove the drive belt..didn't drain and unbolt anything. thanks again!

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Naxos muffler / custom 2 1/4" catback
Clear side markers
Custom front grills
Custom CAI
Racing pedals
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yea, if you didnt remove anything, your golden. i removed all that crap cause it weighs ALOT!!! my car is completly stripped down. my mom says "it looks like one of those cars in the junkyard!".
 

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oh yeah, and there is an idle adjustment screw on your TB. just loosen the nut, and adjust the screw.
 

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My mom says the same thing katt, so your saying the powersteering hose that link to the Power steering pump can be connected to the hose going OUT from the powersteering pump. Interesting, and BTW you don't have to adjust your throttle needle any, Just reset your ECU by dissconnecting your neg battery termial, Works for me.

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yeah alex, you HAVE to leave the fluid in your steering box!!!!!!! cool, i guess i'll reset my idle screw back to normal, and unplug muh battery! thanx man
 

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LOL Thats too easy. Thanks I'll work on it tommorrow, just as long as the whole network gets fuild then nothing to worry about, to easy, thanks for the info.

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No no no no You couldnt catch me on aol even if someone paid me, Im on AIM, Flexen4ush is the sn.

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oh yea, i remeber u from twisted h club last night, CobraR00 here <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle> so what ur sayin is run my car with the pump on..then turn the car off and conect the going in hole with the going out hole? u sure that'd keep enough fuid in there? just wonderin. And, also, if u just keep the belt off, and keept eberything hooked up..thats the same as takeing everything out but connecting the hoses, or haveing a non-pwr car with a closed box, right? cus all the fluid and stuff is all stock,, just not bein powered

'98 Accent GSi
Naxos muffler / custom 2 1/4" catback
Clear side markers
Custom front grills
Custom CAI
Racing pedals
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yep tis tha same... but if your really obssed with takin weight out of your car like moi then you'll pull all that BS out of your car!
 

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Everyones powersteering pump in all hyundais are the same, the link into the pump wont fit doing on the link going from the pump, So it looks like you have to do some cutting of pipes.

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<img src="http://www.hmaservice.com/xml/graphics/v5/v5st027a.gif" border=0>

This is the picture of the pump, Notice the Powersteering resavor, then follow the suction tube which provides the pump with fluid, NOW look at the pump then find the hose comming out, Part number 55-85(550-650). You CANNOT bolt those two together, So you must take of the suction hose providing the pump with fluid, and cut the other hose comming out of the pump, then fit the suction hose onto it.

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did you guys notice any difference after you took the powersteering stuff off. any hp/tq????????


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