Steering Rack

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Johnny O

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When I had the Trac inspected 6 months ago, along with a litany of expensive things to fix or replace since it has almost 200k on it, my mechanic said that my steering rack was shot. Felt fine to me and didn't keep it from passing inspection. Now I seem to feel some shake when I'm on a bumpy road, which is most of the roads here. Anybody know if a steering rack is hard to change myself or should I leave it to an alignment shop to do?
 

EddieS'04

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Never changed one myself. As per freinds and family that have. The hard part was always location of the rack. Some easy some hard. At 200k, I would change the outer tie ends also. I think new and rebuilt racks come with the inner ends. Diy measure the threads.
 

Todd Z

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The Gen 2 is not that hard, But I would get a second opinion.... it could be just as simple as an inner tie rod and not the rack....you need flair wrenches for some of the connections.
 
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