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DIY steering rack rebuild

 
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:28 PM
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Has anyone ever DIYd their own steerin rack?
I have a leaky seal on my rack at 30 years and 105+k miles.
I can replace with a reman.
Rebuild myself (I like the thought)
Live with it
Any thoughts?

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Old 04-27-2019, 05:27 AM
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I have posted some photos of adwest rack internals on the Jagfix38 thread, i believe it is doable and if you pay attention to details, keep everything polished and neat it will work, mine started to leak after some time but reman unit i have purchased later also leaked, all perhaps due to over pressure in the system but i'm not so sure
Prior to rebuilding rack i have run lucas stop leak for year or two but after use of that stuff all rubbers softened and failed more or less at once and i ended up rebuilding rack, pump and changing all hoses
Seal kit costs around 40gbp i think so you wont loose much if things go south, weekend job
 
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:21 AM
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Thanks, I'll check the thread out.
 
 
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