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Excessive freeplay on steering rack ends

Hi,I have a 1988 Prelude 2.0EX and here's my question.
Do u need to remove entire steering rack to replace rackends or can u replace them on vehicle ?

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You don't need to take the rack out, just change your track rod ends, i advise you to change ball joints also and check condition of wishbones and anti roll bar bushes.

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