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I just found out that the rack and pinion on my 83 280ZX needs to be replaced. I have suspected but now it is confirmed. The shop wants about $180 labor to replace it. Is this something that most anyone can do? Does it take anything special? I searched the topics and it appears the engine needs to be jacked up to remove the unit? Any thoughts or advice will be helpful.
 

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I'm not sure if you have to raise the engine in the ZX any or not. I was told I would have to on my 78 but ended up not needing to. It was a little tight but worked out.

Overall the job is pretty easy, the shops figuring 3 hrs labor I don't know if that includes the realignment. I did my 78 in 1.5 not including an alignment.

I have a power steering pump, and rack from an 82 ZX that was nice and tight. If you need one, I'll let it go cheap. The hoses have never been disconnected between pump and rack.

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