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Steering rack is out 1inch what is involed in changing it.

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  • bw11 Sep 02, 2010

    Does disconnecting the neg cable disable the air bag? is it wise to use a used rack and pinion - what kind of price is a rebuilt?

  • bw11 Sep 02, 2010

    The intrepid in question was driven into a curb , it now pulls to the right and the steering wheel is now no longer centered when driving straight ahead no apparent damage is to be seen, could this just be alignment problem?

  • bw11 Sep 02, 2010

    I,ll do that and I hope that,s all it is thanks



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I own an Intrepid my problem got fix replacing the rack and pinion inner bushings, also called tie rod end inner bushings.. They are located on the back of the motor, by the firewall, center. If you can't identify the bushings, have someone start the vehicle and turn the steering wheel to the right and left, you'll see how the tie rods move from left to right. The bushings go on where the tie rods join together., I'll send you a pic. of the bushings, they are $11.99 at AutoZone.

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It's a big job to say the least, and it might be a good idea to have a manual to use as a reference;


The power steering gear should not be disassembled in an attempt to service or adjust. If a malfunction or oil leak should occur, the complete rack and pinion steering gear assembly should be replaced. Note that Chrysler LH platform vehicles use two different power rack and pinion steering gears; standard and an available electronically controlled, variable-assist speed-proportional power steering rack and pinion assembly. The removal and installation procedures are similar and the following procedures should suffice for both units. And, as with the standard unit, the complete variable-assist rack and pinion assembly should be replaced in event of malfunction, although the solenoid control valve control module and solenoid control valve may be replaced separately.

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disarm the air bag system.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the gear shift cable from the shifter lever on the transaxle.
  4. Loosen the bolt at the gear shift cable to transaxle mount. Remove the cable from the transaxle.
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. If necessary, disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle body and remove throttle cable bracket.
  7. Remove both wiper arm assemblies from the wiper arm pivots. Remove the cowl closure panel and weatherstrip as an assembly from the cowl.
  8. Disconnect the wiper module wiring harness from the vehicle wiring harness. Remove the wiper module assembly from the vehicle cowl panel.
  9. Disconnect the air plenum from the throttle body, PCV make up air tube and the idle air control motor. Remove he plenum from the right side of the vehicle through the wiper module area.
  10. Remove the vacuum connector from the power brake booster at the intake manifold.
  11. Turn the front wheels to the full left position. Then turn the wheels back in the other direction until the roll pin in the lower steering coupler is accessible. Turn the ignition key switch to the LOCK position to keep the steering column from rotating after the coupler is removed from the steering gear. If the steering column shaft rotates beyond the normal number of turns in either direction, the air bag clock spring will be damaged.
  12. Using paint, mark the steering coupling and steering gear shaft for orientation. Using the correct size punch, remove the roll pin from the steering coupling.
  13. If equipped with a brake pedal travel sensor, remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster as follows:
    1. Pump the brake pedal approximately 20 times. This will bleed the vacuum stored in the booster.
    2. Remove the wiring harness connector from the sensor.
    3. Using a small flat tipped tool, lift the retainer ring from the notch. Then remove the retaining ring from the grommet.
    4. Remove the pedal travel sensor from the brake booster by carefully pulling it straight out of its mounting grommet. Do not twist the sensor.
  14. Loosen and remove the two nuts attaching the master cylinder to the brake booster. Remove the master cylinder with the brake lines connected, and position aside.
  15. Remove the power steering pressure hose and return hose from the power steering gear.
  16. Bend back the retaining tabs on bolt attaching the tie rods to the steering gear and remove the bolts.
  17. Lay the tie rods, bolts and plate as an assembly on the bellhousing of the transaxle.
  18. If the rack and pinion steering gear unit being removed is a speed proportional steering gear, disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the solenoid control module.
  19. Remove the four bolts attaching the steering gear assembly to the crossmember. Slide the steering gear forward in the vehicle to disengage steering coupler from the steering gear shaft. After gear is disengaged, do not rotate the steering gear shaft.
  20. Remove the steering gear assembly from the vehicle through the area in the cowl from which the windshield wiper module was previously removed.

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

  • GetMeOttaHere Sep 02, 2010

    Since you now mention the cause for your concern, hitting a curb, I suspect you may have just thru the vehicle out of alignment or possibly just bent a tie rod end. What needs to be done is the vehicle needs to be jacked up and visually inspected for a bent component, if none are found then an alignment would be in order.


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