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

Have you ever tried setting the alingment yourself?  I found 
directions to center the steering wheel. It didn't sound too hard, 
but getting the alignment just right could be difficult without an 
alingment rack.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> The vendors do not sell parts for the racks except for maybe the
> boots. They want to have the whole thing so they can rebuild it
> properly. I don't think anyone can say driving on that rack now 
> be safe knowing parts are crumbling out of it. Check the tie rod 
> too and figure on sending the rack out for rebuild or exchange. 
> the rack comes back you will probably need an alignment to set the 
> and center the steering wheel.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cupsdmc" <cupsdmc@> wrote:
> >
> > I noticed a clunking noise after unloading my car off my trailer 
> > Pheasant Run.  I finally got around to checking on it today and 
> > right front wheel had some slop in it.  I took off the wheel and 
> > noticed the slop is inside the boot(passanger side) on the rack 
> > pinion steering.  I slid the boot off and a bunch of plastic 
> > came falling out.  It looks like it may have been a bushing in 
the end 
> > of the steering unit. I haven't been able to find a part on any 
of the 
> > vendors sites.  Do I need to replace my whole rack and pinion 
unit or 
> > can I simply replace the bushing.  Any suggestions would help as 
I have 
> > a show on the 4th of July and also the parade.  If I ran it a 
few miles 
> > without this bushing, would this be unsafe or cause any major 
> > 
> > Terry
> > 11572
> >

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