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Old 30 Oct 2007, 11:27 am
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Default Is there a way of locking the rear steering mechanism of the 88 Honda Prelude Si ?

Going back to my Honda Prelude Si. Is there a way of locking the rear steering mechanism without disrupting the alignment or performance of the vehicle. History is...the car was once RHD and because in Manila, we're LHD so it went through a conversion process. Since the rear steering mechanism is still on the right and I'm still using the original rack and pinion and steering on "robotics", the steering is a bit heavy (like when your power steering gives way). I'm awaiting for the LHD rack and pinion assembly to arrive but what do I do about the rear end steering? I don't mind locking it out. Do I have to change the rear end too? I welcome your feedback. Thanks so much!
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 11:30 am
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honda had a special tool to lock the rear steering during the camber adjustment of a 4 wheel alignment. the tool was a pin that was inserted into the gear after the gear cap was removeId. The tool is called the "Rear Steering Center Lock Pin and the special tool number that honda used in the U.S. is 07HAJ-SF1020A. I'm willing to bet you won't be able to find that tool, but it does give hope that you can remove the steering gear cap and put a pin in the gear to lock it. Having not had one on an alignment rack I can't tell you what cap to remove or where to put a pin but I was something that had to be done to set the camber without the wheels moving. I guess that if you can find out where the pin goes you can fabricate a pin to work. The steering gear cap needs to be fairly convenient and accessible. You might want to ask around Manila at alignment shops or honda dealers if they can tell you or ask the honda dealer if they have a service manual that goes back that far.hope that helps
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