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Old 12-05-2017, 01:06 PM   #1  
37ford
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Has anyone had to swap out their rack and pinion?

I've replaced everything on the front end of my 2005 GT in the past 2 years, except for the rack. I'm getting a noise from inside the rack housing when I wobble the steering wheel back and forth (with the engine off or on). I can't observe any slack, and there's no resistance or any other hint that something is wrong. The car still tramlines a little, though. It had gotten really bad before I swapped all the bushings out.

I hate to swap out anything OEM, unless I have to. If this is just normal wear, then I can ride it out for a bit longer. I'm assuming these things can't be rebuilt?
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:52 PM   #2  
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I haven't but, check to make sure it's not the steering shaft to Rack and Pinion u-joint that's gone bad. It's at the base of the steering column shaft and can usually be accessed from inside the car. Follow the steering column shaft, remove the protective rubber/plastic shroud and check out the U-joint there.
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