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Old 04-20-2014, 11:31 PM   #1
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Rack n pinion installation

I'm getting ready to pull the rack out of another car and install in mine. Never done one before, looking for any tips or need to know info. Anything helps, thank you
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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Just patience is really all thats needed, you gonna use the same steering shaft?
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Yeah. I have two cars, and one has a brand new rack in it, but that ones not drivable. Hoping to yank that one and just swap. It's never that easy but hopefully I can get it knocked out in a day. Other than patience though there's no need to know process or steps
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Not really just make sure everything is disconnected and take out the 2 bolts to the rack and pull her out... kinda simple haha
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Sweet that's what I was hoping to hear! Haha thanks bud
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No prob just a fox owner helping another fox owner haha
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:38 PM   #7
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Spray the return and feed lines for the cooler to the rack with some liquid wrench or whatever. I'd do it the day before a couple times.

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #8
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No doubt. Thanks bud, connecting the steering shaft is nothing special right? I'm not familiar and not sure how it connects. I'm also taking it off another car, wasn't sure if the steering needed to be close to the same position.
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Make sure both steering tires are both facing as strait as possible before you disconnect it.that way when you out it in the other car you just have to make sure the steering wheel is as straight as possible. That way the rack is straight when you pull it out and the wheel in the car it's going in is also straight.

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The shaft is just one cross bolt. It goes in a notch that comes out the shaft of the rack and pinion

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Sweet that's exactly what I was looking for. Common sense was telling me that's how it should be done but sometime your common sense can get you into trouble. Best to just ask. Using a turkey Baster if I pull as much power steering fluid out as possible just whatever's in the lines is what I need to be worried about?
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Yeah, easiest thing to do would be to locate the bottom hose that returns to it from under the pump and pull it from the cooler. F a turkey baster. Lol either way will work though. Just quicker and you can lay down on the ground while doing it

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Sounds a lot better. Haha thanks
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