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Installing a rack and pinion in a 95 mark viii

Would like to know how the steering collumn and rack need to be set in order to be straight. Is there a trick to know how to align the coupling to the rack?

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lift up the front of the car and see if you can steer the car on the tires. your [problem may be what mine was and the u joint on the tilt wheel is bad not the power steering at all. Hope this helps.

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636 transmission fluid temp higher or lower than expected. 172 heated oxygen sensor indicates lean condition - right side. 181 adaptive fuel rich limit reached at part throttle, right side. 189 same as 181 but left side. 634 manual lever position (MLP) sensor voltage higher or lower than expected

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SOURCE: Steering wheel facing downward after Rack and Pinion replacement

make sure the wheels are straight take off the steering wheel and put it back on straight then report the mechanic to the motor traders association how a mechanic returns your car like that i dont know glenn.........

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if you have a leak from the back of the rack your sector shaft seal is defective. to replace it you need to remove the rack and do it on the bench.remove the locking nut and pull the seal from inside.if you are a rooky replace the rack with a rebuild one. good luck.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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You will first need to remove the plastic piece behind the inner door handle that you use to pull the door shut with and there should be a 10mm bolt inside there behind the insulation. The plastic cover behind the inner door lever handle will need to come out. It's only in with clips. Remove the reflective lens on the end of the panel and you will see a phillips head screw inside. It's a long screw so be ready for many turns to get it out. Next, your power window controls will need to come out and they are only snapped into place but be careful with them because plastic prongs can be broken off if not pried out in the right direction. The same goes for the door lock switch. Unplug both once out. You will also see a triangle plastic piece (can break easily) towards the front top side of the panel. Make sure it clears it's way out when removing the panel. The rest of the panel is held up with downward facing plastic clips. Sounds hard but really it's all pretty simple. Study the back of the panel before putting it back on and take your time.

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