type 44 steering rack replacement

Keith Lawyer LawyerKG at co.laplata.co.us
Mon Jun 20 13:25:46 EDT 2005

No, it could just be a line.  But I get quite a racket when turning the wheel, lots of moaning and groaning which I assume is from the rack.............seems only other thing that might cause such symptoms would be upper strut bearings?  I suppose I could figure it out by turning the wheel w the motor off?

So between the noise and the high mileage I figure this rack is due regardless?

However this brings up a point I've been wondering about:  is it best to get at the lines from the engine compartment or under the car?

Keith L

>>> Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> 6/20/2005 11:21:34 AM >>>
Do you know the leak is in the rack itself?  I've had two hoses to the rack
go bad and leak and, once repaired, there was no leak at the rack.

Best source for proper O rings probably is the dealer.

At 10:52 AM 6/20/2005 -0600, Keith Lawyer wrote:
>at 275k miles my 200 is losing liquid gold - aka Pentosin - at an alarming 
>rate.  But the Pentosin smoke cloud that forms at a stop is kinda cool :)  
>and breathing it doesn't seem to create any 
>aaaaaaaaadddddddddvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrsssssssseeeeeeeee  effects - really!!
>I found the write-up in the KB
>which is certainly helpful.  I also found Jorgensen Auto online and will 
>probably order the rack thru them unless anyone says otherwise.
>My primary concern is: source for everything else I need?  Suggestions for 
>best source for the "sealing washers," replacement hoses (I imagine all my 
>hydraulic hoses are quite soft at this point) at the rack and the tie rod 
>lock plate?  Just call up TPC?  Or?  
>Does a rebuilt rack likely come w washers or anything, or is it generally 
>_just_ the rack?
>Keith L
>"Pentosin cloud gud!"

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