RE: [DML] Re: Steering Rack Play Adjustment
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RE: [DML] Re: Steering Rack Play Adjustment

If you did need to replace the rack I will vouch for the PJ Grady rebuilt
racks.  While my car was at DMCGG they replaced my rack with a PJ Grady
rebuilt.  DMCGG did excellent work on the labor and the Grady rack has been
flawless.  They also installed a Grady radiator and a couple other odds and


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
David Teitelbaum
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 7:09 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Steering Rack Play Adjustment

Other possible areas to rule out before condeming the rack:
The rubber bushings that hold the rack to the frame
The tie rod ends
A loose U-joint bolt holding it to the shaft
If the play is evenly spread, ie, you have the same looseness at the
ends of travel as in the center then you can try removing shims.
Typically most of the wear happens at the center of the rack, none on
the ends so if you try removing shims it will be too tight on the
ends. The only fix is to machine the whole rack and then fit it
together again. Fortuntely rebuilt racks are available. Unfortunely
they are not cheap. P J Grady had some at the DCS '08 show, they
looked pretty!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> ,
mike.griese@... wrote:
> My steering rack has developed an annoying amount of play
> over the years. I took a look at it this afternoon and there
> is no hint of play in the steering column u-joints. It's all in 
> the rack. Is there an adjustment I can do to reduce the play 
> or am I looking at a rack rebuild/replace?
> --
> Mike
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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