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Old 04-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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If you buy the stock replacement rack and pinion they do not come with the tie rod ends. Im actually in the middle of this particular job myself haha
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If you buy the stock replacement rack and pinion they do not come with the tie rod ends. Im actually in the middle of this particular job myself haha
Then you two guys can compare notes and share knowledge.
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Just whatever you do make sure the package has the right bushings forthe bolts that go through the k mmember. I have to finish mine tomorrow forthat very reason.
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Ok so we finished putting the rack & pinion and outer tie rods on. And now when I start the car my power steering pump whines. Fluid is full. Can somebody tell me the correct procedure to bleeding the system? Or any other ideas whats going on? The old power steering fluid was BAD. Very dirty. So any help getting my car to stop whining like a 6 year old child would be greatly appreciated
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I think you just need to keep turning the wheel back and forth.and it will work out.I don't remember if it helps to keep the lid off or not. But make sure you add any fluid as your doing it.
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Sorry, but if it is whining it is unlikely to stop.

That usually signifies that the pump vanes have been damaged.
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How do I fix that? And do u kno an estimated cost for the parts? This car is starting to be a $ pit. I just hope its worth it in the end.
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If its the pump summit racing sells remanufactured ones for like 50-60$

But for chits and giggles I would still try to bleed it

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If its the pump summit racing sells remanufactured ones for like 50-60$

But for chits and giggles I would still try to bleed it

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Definitely try that first as air trapped in the pump could cause the same type of noise.
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Noise is gone! I went out there and turned the steering wheel back and forth over and over and over. Checked the fluid and it looked frothy from all the trapped air. so I worked it out and now no more noise. On to my next project......
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Noise is gone! I went out there and turned the steering wheel back and forth over and over and over. Checked the fluid and it looked frothy from all the trapped air. so I worked it out and now no more noise. On to my next project......
Good to hear.
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