[DML] Re: Rack & Pinion problems
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[DML] Re: Rack & Pinion problems



I was afraid of that. I had read some posts regarding the Rack & 
Pinion and it didn't sound like I was going to be able to fix 
anything on it.  My car has 9700 miles. I'm guessing that the 
disinegration was do to not being used for 20+ years and now that I 
have put 1000 miles in the last year it did it in.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
>
> I saw that happen on a car that had maybe 2500 miles on it. The 
> bushing on the passenger-side end had just disintegrated. This is 
a 
> non-available part, so anyone who rebuilds the racks is having the 
> part made locally (it's very hard Nylon or Delrin-type plastic). 
To 
> replace it you also have to remove the inner tie-rod end which if 
I 
> recall correctly is pinned in place. 
> 
> The car that I saw this on was being driven but the complaint was 
> uneven steering and lots of clunking noises up front. No permanent 
> damage, but over time it would have beat up the end of the housing 
> and the rack itself. Unless you are a machinist, and can figure 
out 
> what the plastic parts were supposed to look like all in one 
piece, 
> you are probably in the market for a professionally rebuilt 
steering 
> rack. I think all the vendors are providing this as an exchange 
> service as this rack does not cross to any other car, and there 
are 
> no more new ones. 
> 
> Dave S
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cupsdmc" <cupsdmc@> wrote:
> >
> > I noticed a clunking noise after unloading my car off my trailer 
> from 
> > Pheasant Run.  I finally got around to checking on it today and 








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