Here is my PC delete:
Here's how I made my PS delete. I scored a MS steering rack to depower for a sweet deal. The Mazdaspeed rack has a faster turning ratio than the regular power rack. Thanks to Tom at The Parts Group. Here is a pic of the rack after removing the hard lines.
I first removed the tensioner assembly.
Here are the parts in order.
I then removed the end cap to remove the rack from the housing. There is a dent from a punch used in to lock it in place. I didn't know about it but it did not mess up the threads when I disassembled it. you may have to grind it before removing the end cap.
To remove the input shaft from the housing, you have to tap it out from the top and it pops out. The seal collar is not needed after depowering the rack.
Here is a pic of the seal on the rack rod.
I used a grinder to cut it then hammered it to split it and separate it from the rod. I also removed the clip.
I used silicone to seal the hard line ports. There is no pressure after depowering the rack so all that is needed is to seal it from dirt.
I then covered the bearings and bearing surfaces with tape to protect them from welding the input shaft. I started with spot welds.
I then worked my away around by adding more spot welds while checking for straightness. I cooled the part after each weld to minimize heat distortion. I used a feeler gauge and spun it to check for straightness after each weld. If it did warp, I straightened it before the next weld. Yes, I used a hammer and some creativity.
I packed it with grease and reassembed the rack in reverse order. I tightened the tensioner nut according to the factory service manual. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 4.9 N/m then loosen 25 degrees then tighten the locknut while holding the tensioner nut in place.
Here is what was removed after depowering the rack. I kept the old one just in case.