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Old 09-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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Rack and pinion?

Friend of mine has a 97 v6. She recently got into a car accident she doesn't have full coverage and the person at fault wasn't insured. But the wreck caused some steering problems. Click image for larger version

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Her and brother and dad tightened that rod with clamps but it's a temporary fix and I'm sure it's not safe. It's actually snapped in two pieces now and I'm wondering if that rod is the pinion. It's right above the pedals


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That is not the rack and pinion, it is the steering shaft if I am looking at this right. That looks to be inside the car between the brake and accelerator pedals. And if that is snapped, she has no business driving that car without fixing that first. Next thing you know she is driving and that comes apart and she and others are dead because of it. Go to your local junkyard and pull a steering shaft and or column out of another stang and do the repair and make her safe behind the wheel.
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Yes it's right where the pedals are and it goes through the firewall. That's the steering shaft?


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Yes, it ties into the steering column and steering wheel, it flows through the firewall to the d/s frame rail mount and couples with a coupler to the steering rack.
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Ok I told her not to drive it anymore my brother and I will tow it to a friends garage and get it taken care of. Thanks for the info!


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