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Swapping Steer Rack For Refurbed One

#1 User is offline   mgentry90 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:55 PM

In the process of restoring the car and wondered if it's worth buying a refurbed manual steering rack for it as the rest of the suspension etc will be given attention. Is it something which wears noticeably to be worth replacing after 30 years? Or is it not worth the expense? I have not noticed any issues when last driving it a few years back (maybe it's a don't fix what ain't broke approach on this). Any input will be great


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

Slack at the Inner tie rod is the most likely first sign of meaningful wear I've seen. I do think it's worth the rebuild to correct it.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:12 PM

If funds permit then get t done as after 30 years it's probably showing some signs of wear. Tried unsuccessfully to obtain the inner tie rods that Gary mentions so ended up getting a re-furbed rack for mine. If there's play in the tie rods you'll be able to feel it easily through the gaiters when the steering is rocked side to side.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:12 PM

Well worth getting it overhauled properly the inner joints have nylon cups and simply they will self destruct over time with little warning

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 11:54 AM

Ive had this done on both mine. Well worth getting them properly overhauled as other people have said.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

I'm planning on getting mine done when i strip down the front end of the 2.0S.
Planning all new brakes, suspension, rubbers.
I think i have it all in stock in the garage somewhere, apart from a new rack.

Where's the best place to get mine rebuild?

Jake


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

View PostCapriJake, on 05 September 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

I'm planning on getting mine done when i strip down the front end of the 2.0S.
Planning all new brakes, suspension, rubbers.
I think i have it all in stock in the garage somewhere, apart from a new rack.

Where's the best place to get mine rebuild?

Jake


I just ordered a recon one through my local motor factors and exchanged mine :thumbup1:


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

View PostBigJ, on 05 September 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

I just ordered a recon one through my local motor factors and exchanged mine :thumbup1:/>


Likewise this is how I sorted my ones too.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

I'll use burtonpower, just less than £74 on an exchange unit, cheaper than ebay


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