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1Steering rack Empty Steering rack on 2nd April 2020, 6:21 pm

BEBB GTIR

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So think my steering rack is knackered, steering is very vague and light, pump is making weird noises but has done for a couple of years anyways but worst of all car veers to the right when I'm giving it them beans and I change gear, so just a quick question is it possible to remove steering rack with engine in? If not can I bypass the PAS and use without if I join the two hydraulic hoses together?

Thanks

2Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 3rd April 2020, 5:38 pm

johnny gtir

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What’s it like turning when static and jacked up ?

3Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 3rd April 2020, 6:02 pm

BEBB GTIR

BEBB GTIR
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Static and jacked up its normal, wheel turns as soon as you turn the steering wheel as it should

4Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 3rd April 2020, 6:32 pm

Mr B

Mr B
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you can do it with engine in.
not most pleasant job but disconnecting engine support and gearbox mount allows you tilt/move engine/transmission so can get it out (remove track rods fully before trying remove rack) .

I'd be checking over steering, wheel/tyres and suspension in depth for any wear/sloppy parts/alignment before going straight for rack .

inspecting, rebuilding or replacing pump might be good idea too .

5Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 3rd April 2020, 6:47 pm

BEBB GTIR

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Ok thanks sounds great can't wait lol 😨

Done most other jobs it could be I hope

6Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 3rd April 2020, 11:35 pm

Mr B

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You in for a treat lol, although if done alternators, water pumps, clutch master etc you be use to the cramp access and had some experience on shuffling engine/tranny make room .
If you have a ramp it nicer experience .
You going rebuild the rack or got a known good replacement .
One of those jobs you don't want be putting a unknown part back in :-)

7Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 4th April 2020, 6:27 am

BEBB GTIR

BEBB GTIR
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Just messaged a couple of specialists here in uk as I got a spare rack in the shed but as you say don't nknow the condition of it but every where's closed due to covid 19, I'll try and get the a seal kit for it and do it myself

8Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 4th April 2020, 10:12 am

johnny gtir

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You thinking seals on rack ? Normally get a clunk. Jack it up as b says I would check other stuff and play in the rack first

9Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 4th April 2020, 11:38 am

Mr B

Mr B
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yeh I would be suspecting play/flex causing the wondering .
light feeling and vagueness maybe linked to hydraulics .
problem with old racks is if they got lot of mechanical wear just seals/bush insert don't full help .
If you got confidence in your spare rack it might be worth swap over and monitor the difference .
Once you done the rack once it much easier/quicker do a second time.
Probably got more spare time than anything else such as parts and specialist services during this self induced crisis .

10Steering rack Empty Re: Steering rack on 4th April 2020, 2:21 pm

BEBB GTIR

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Nevermind I'll keep my eye on it and see whats what...

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