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Can not inlet and outlet hose loose from rack and pinion. Also can not get rack loose on passenger side of vehicle. Seems to be stuck where the bushing, sleeve, and cage nut are

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  • compegr May 08, 2009

    I have removed the two bolts holding the rack to the frame. I can move the rack up and down on the drivers side, but it seems to be stuck on the passenger side. Is there something besides the bolt that holds it in place. The repair instructions show there is bushing, sleeve and cage nut at the passenger side bolt.

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Hi there this is dan. If you loosen the bolts for the  subframe and let it hang this will gain you more access to the lines and the holddown bolts. put a jack under the rear of the subframe and loosen all the bolts. just loosen the front bolts 1 turn and remove the rear bolts lower the jack slowly to give you the room you need, let me know if theres anything else i can do for you

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    yankstorm02 May 08, 2009

    No after removing the bolts pop the cage off and it should loosen up but lower the subframe first it will give you a better view to see if something is jamming you up

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