steering rack replacement
pyro_10314 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 9 05:58:39 PDT 2008
TREs? tire rod ends? I'll give it a go again tomorow.
"I don’t remember about your boot interface problem, but the solution should be obvious"
Im almost certain that the boot fits over the nipples on the bracket, but im not sure if i manually have to slip them over or if by tightening the bracket down, does it pull the bracket into the boot.
--- On Wed, 10/8/08, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: steering rack replacement
> To: pyro_10314 at yahoo.com
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 11:17 PM
> I fought that problem several, many years ago after
> overhauling my
> rack, so it may not be that your rebuilt rack is wrong. I
> remember if I tried with the outboard TREs free of the
> strut or not.
> But I finely got them both started with about ½ or 1 turn,
> which all was OK. I’ve R&R‘ed and overhauled 44
> chassis racks
> previously without this problem. I don’t remember about
> your boot
> interface problem, but the solution should be obvious. No
> reason that
> the car need be off or on the floor to get things lined up
> On Oct 8, 2008, at 4:28 PM, Danny wrote:
> > Whats up. Replaced the turbo coolant hose, or what was
> left of it,
> > the other day and also installed a new rack. Im having
> > attaching the tierods to the rack though. I have a
> couple of
> > questions.
> > 1) Does the car have to be on the floor? I know the
> bentley says
> > that the when tightening the rods, the wheels should
> be on the
> > floor. Does it also mean when i first attach them.
> > 2) Is it possible that the tie rod bracket from my old
> rack is a
> > different size then the reman one that i got?
> > 3) Do i have to put the rubber boot of the rack over
> the nipples on
> > the bracket, or does this happen when i tighten it
> > The reason that im asking these is because it seems
> that one side
> > is off by a slight fraction. It doesnt matter which
> side, if i bolt
> > in the ds, then the pass side is off, and vice versa.
> For the hell
> > of it, i tried to just tighten down the bracket
> without any of the
> > tie rods and it was the same situation. Any ideas?
> > Thanks
> > Danny
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