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Old 06-12-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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I'm leaking fluid right at that silver clamp only on the passenger side. Friend of mine told me to just replace the entire rack and pinion because I'd hafta break that silver clamp. Any suggestions? I've never done a rack and pinion and of course I'm going to do it myself.


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Old 06-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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Probably a bad seal. The metal band isnt that big of a deal. It just keeps the rubber boot from moving. You can rebuild them with new inner and outer tie rods, but I think most people just buy a new one for the hassle. And when I rebuilt the one on my new edge, I used zip Ties instead of the metal bands lol
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
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Just put a new rack in. I have never done the one on my stang but they Usally are a pain in the ***. Enjoy!


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As far as alignment goes though anything I need to look out for? And I'm looking at manual steering racks but they have a 15:1 ratio and a 20:1 ratio does it matter which one?


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Old 06-12-2015, 09:21 PM   #5
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I bought one and installed it my self (flaming one 20:1 )
It is fairly simple to do . The 20:1 is easier to turn and the good thing is no more steering pump , so you have more room in the engine bay and taking off some weight aswell !
Not that much but still better than nothing ! You feel the road pretty good too ! I ve got nothing bad to say about it !
But you will need a alignment for sure . Btw i did it my self with tiny rope and measured tape it worked well . U can go tu youtube and type : how to alignment my car my self . And they explain everything ! Those stang got fixed axle so its easier to do good luck 😊

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:23 PM   #6
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Beasty. Preciate the feedback everybody!!


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You can usually get the alignment pretty close to where its at now by marking the threads on the outer tie rods with witeout.Just cover all the threads that are showing.Once you get the new rack,count how many threads are covered with witeout and rotate the new outer tie rods so theyre showing the same number of threads.If the old tie rod on the driver side has 15 threads showing,rotate the new driver side tie rod til 15 threads are showing.
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You can usually get the alignment pretty close to where its at now by marking the threads on the outer tie rods with witeout.Just cover all the threads that are showing.Once you get the new rack,count how many threads are covered with witeout and rotate the new outer tie rods so theyre showing the same number of threads.If the old tie rod on the driver side has 15 threads showing,rotate the new driver side tie rod til 15 threads are showing.

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Thanks. I've got the parts coming in on Thursday. So it'll be my weekend project.


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