[DML] Re: Replacing Delorean Steering Rack
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[DML] Re: Replacing Delorean Steering Rack

>From the questions you are asking I am assuming your level of
mechanical skill is low. Replacing the rack is not especially
difficult. It does require the car to be raised up. You cannot use
ramps, you have to remove the front wheels. You may have to replace
the tie rod ends. You first have to determine the rack is REALLY worn.
Other parts can be worn causing you to guess the rack is worn. Check
the universal joints on the input shaft, the bolts that tighten up the
joints on the splines, the tie rod ends, sway bar bushings, and tie
rod ends. If you do not have enough experience to check these parts go
to a good front end shop and have them check it out. They can tell you
what you will need and then you can get it and either let them do the
work or do it yourself and let them finish it up. You *should* have a
four wheel alignment AFTER replacing the rack and any other worn
parts. You can also have worn or bent parts like control arm
bushings,ball joints, etc. Before springing for an expensive part like
a rack you really should thorouly inspect the whole front end suspension.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike p <cambpd@xxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
>   Can anyone please tell me the steps involved in replacing the
STEERING  RACK on a Delorean?  Mine is shot, even thought the person
who  sold me the car said it only had 40K miles on it!  
>   How difficult a job is a steering rack replacement, easy, medium 
difficulty, very difficult?  Can it be done standing the car on 
ramps?, on jacks?   Can it be replaced discretely without  having to
replace anything else?  Will the front end need  alignment afterwards.  
>   Thank you for any advice!
>   Sincerely,
>   Mike
>   #5781
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