Re: [DMCForum] Re: Ugh! Whacked a *@$%&% pothole hard.
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Ugh! Whacked a *@$%&% pothole hard.



Get the PJ Grady rack, i have it on my car and i have no problems with 
it plus they are on sale now!

Mark


On Monday, January 26, 2004, at 10:03 PM, Andrew wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Walter Coe wrote:
>
>>> the rack does move, but it's less than I thought.
>>
>> I don't think it should move at all.
>
> Oh yeah, I agree here.  I was just saying that the movement is not the
> primary cause of my loose steering.  Part of it, sure, but a small 
> part.
>
>> You may very well be right, but I suggest checking it to be
>> sure.  I suggest checking your old rack for play first.
>> Have one person jiggle the steering wheel while you get
>> under the car and look for slack.
>
> Oh it's got slack.  It's got lots of slack.  The universal joint is 
> good
> and tight on the outside.  No play there at all.  But I can keep the
> wheels pinned and turn the steering wheel and watch the joint turn 
> while
> the boots on the rack actually expand and contract a little bit before 
> I
> run into resistance.  It's been like this as long as I've owned the 
> car.
> The recent road repair impact has just made it worse.  It does all 
> appear
> to be internal to the rack, thankfully.
>
> The DMCH rebuilt rack comes with new tie rod ends.  The ends of them 
> are
> studs with nylon-lined nuts on them.  I'm not really familiar with the 
> way
> steering racks really work... Do I actually need a tie rod end puller 
> to
> do this replacement, or is it designed to separate two pieces I'm not
> going to need to separate?
>
> I can borrow one over the weekend from my mechanic, so it's easily
> acquired if I need it to get the job done, but I won't bother if it's 
> not
> necessary.
>
>> And if you replace the rack anyway, remember to check the
>> feel of both racks while you can compare them side-by-side.
>
> Will do.
>
> -andrew
>
>
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