2 quarts will do just fine. You can use trans fluid Mercon 3 since it is the same as P/S fluid.
Most racks come with the new seals. There is normally 2 teflon seals on the in and out side lines that attach to the rack. If it does not come with these 2 seals most dealers keep them in stock for about 2-5 $
Item Part Number Description 1 — Oil Flow — Left Turn 2 — To Left Turn Port 3 — To Right Turn Port 4 — Return Port (Out) 5 — Pressure Port (In) 6 — Oil Flow — Right Turn 7 — Air Transfer Tube (Between Bellows)
ok i checked the valves they are in the correct location as far asin and out ports. However the vehicle still makes the hi pitched noise that is ussually associated with low fluid. the fluid is at the correct level. it only took about 1/2 a quart to fill the reservoir back up after i changed the rack and you said it should take about 2 quarts this is the first sign that something doesn't seem right to me. not sure if the pump went bad over the time to fix the rack how can i tel the steering wheel turns as easy as expected if all was in working order. I'm a little stumped on how to get the noise fixed. before i cause another problem.
If the pump is whinning bad then in may disperse metal into the new rack. If it is slightly whinning don't sweat it you can wait.
There is a tensioner that has to be rotated to remove the belt. Look at all the pulleys there will be a fairly small one with an arm that you turn with a socket or ratchet to remove belt tension.