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I have a sever shimmy during hard braking

When I manually move the rotors (wheel removed) there is 1/4 to 1/2" play, and a loud clunk near the center of the firewall (probably in the steering box) is it the rack & pinion problem ? Will I need to replace the whole R & P unit ? Would this still be covered under the re-call if it was never repaired.

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Replace the rack and pinion with a reconditioned exchange unit.

I doubt if any warranty claim would be successful 10 years after the vehicle was manufactured!

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