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Just undo all the bolts from both wheels and firewall and replace with a new one.

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To change steering rack.how?


This is something that a trained professional with access to an alignment machine must do. Changing the steering rack involves removing your tie rods from the spindles and the alignment must be done afterwards.

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Check the power steering fluid level and add fluid if it is low. Check to see if the steering rack is leaking. You can check it by removing the tie rod boots to see if fluid comes out. Make sure the belt is tight. If the pump works and no leaks, you may need steering rack replacement. If you do need to replace your Steering Rack, this site looks like it has cheap prices, free shipping and great reviews http://www.buyautoparts.com/power-steering-rack.html

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How to remove rack and pinion from 99 chrysler lhs


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How to replace Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gear on Acura Car Models? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-power-rack-and-pinion.html


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If the motor is good then yes the rack is the problem.

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98 Ford power steering keeks bursting the high pressure hose.


it sounds like it is pumping too much pressure, you need to take the vehicle to a power steering specialist & have the pressure adjusted otherwise you will just keep bursting hoses or the seals on the steering rack......hope this helps.....cheers.

Jun 28, 2011 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Lost power steering


If there's fluid in the steering pump and no obvious leaks, then you either have a bad steering pump, or a bad steering box, or if your car has it, a bad rack and pinion. Or, you broke the belt. Is the belt there and doing its job?

With the engine running and someone turning the steering wheel, can you hear the steering pump growling like it's trying to do it's job?

There's no really definitive way to test a steering pump without hooking up a pressure gauge, but they really don't fail often. However, they're much cheaper than steering boxes or rack and pinions, and much easier to change.

Either way, when the pump fails it usually makes a lot of noise first. When the rack fails, it usually contaminates the fluid with metal pieces which eventually ruins the pump anyway. If I were you, I would change out the pump and pray, with the understanding that there's a 60% chance you'll have to change out the rack too.

But check that belt first.

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Range rover l322 2002 heavy power steering renewed


The Solenoid fitted on the Steering Rack is not getting the command from The Body Control Unit. Kindly Replace your BCM and then your problem is solved. You can try to make sure by giving direct current of 12v to the solenoid and check the Steering. if it works then simply change the BCM as it's not giving d command to the Solenoid. Salman EiD

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Put new power steering pump on 1997 ford thunderbird, still does not work, although pump is working, no power steering


I had this problem on an '81 Cougar. It was dirt in the steering rack and /or proportioning valve. Rack and pinion systems are suseptable to sticking due to contaminated fluid. Also, if you used the incorrect fluid - that can be the cause of this problem.
You can try to change the fluid, that did help some on mine. In the end I needed to go to the salvage yard. If you change the rack - don't forget to have an alignment done.

May 13, 2010 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

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I have black oil like in my power steering how do I change the power steering


I found the easyest way is to take a hose off the power steering rack and drain it, then refill with clean fluid, being a Ford I would sugest adding Lucus power steering fluid as well, it will extend the life of the rack and the seals throughout the system

Feb 16, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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How do i change inner tie rod , do i need a special tool.


i think steering gear has to be removed to get rubber bellows off to access tie rod.

486d579.gif Section 11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Continental Workshop Manual
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY Tie Rod and Bellows SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B
Disassembly
  1. NOTE: Drill out mounting holes in holding fixture with a 9/16 inch drill to allow the power rack and pinion steering gear assembly mounting bolts to fit.

    Mount power rack and pinion steering gear assembly in Bench Mounted Holding Fixture T57L-500-B.
  1. Remove tie rod ends (3A130).
  1. sve~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use care not to damage bellows. If bellows are damaged, this will allow contamination into the steering gear and cause leakage.
    Remove four clamps retaining bellows to steering gear housing (3548) and front wheel spindle tie rods (3280). Discard clamps if damaged or excessively corroded.
  1. NOTE: Steering gear does not use rivets or roll pins between the inner front wheel spindle tie rod and rack.

    Remove bellows along with power steering gear rack tube (3K762).
  1. Position power rack and pinion steering gear so that several steering gear teeth are exposed. Hold steering gear sector shaft (3575) with an adjustable wrench on end teeth only while loosening ball joint nuts.
Assembly
  1. Expose several steering gear teeth and hold steering gear with adjustable wrench.
  1. Tighten each front wheel spindle tie rod separately to 90-110 Nm (67-81 lb-ft).
  1. Thoroughly clean steering gear and steering gear housing bore of any foreign material. Any abrasive material is extremely harmful to high-pressure oil seals.
  1. Apply Steering Gear Grease C3AZ-19578-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESW-M1C87-A to groove in front wheel spindle tie rod where tie rod bellows clamp to front wheel spindle tie rod and uniformly to inner diameter of tie rod bellows before installation. This allows for toe-in adjustment without twisting tie rod bellows.
  1. Install tie rod bellows and power steering gear rack tube. Make sure power steering gear rack tube is positioned as shown.


    Power Steering Gear Rack Tube and Tie Rod Bellows Installation

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