Originally Posted by Cstyle1
A local shop inspected my steering and suspension.... and I wasnt happy with the results . Anyways, instead of paying $1200 for this shop to replace my tie rod ends , me and a friend are gonna do the work. I decided itll be best if I just change the rack & pinion. What are the other necessary parts that I need to buy to put the rack on? Like bushings,? Or anything else? Should I replace ball joints also? And how many ball joints are there?
First buy you a Chilton's or Haynes manual if you do not already have one.
The rack mounting bushings are one thing I would replace while doing the procedure.
You have 2 ball joints, one in each lower front control arm.
You may have to buy the outer tie rod ends separately. I don't know if they come with the rack or not.