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 Post subject: Au Power Steering rack replacement?
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:38 pm 
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so looks like my rack needs replacing due to leakage, NOT out of the p/s switch

anyone done this ?
tips/tricks?
anything to watch out for?
is it worth getting a reco rack or mine recoed?

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 Post subject: Re: Au Power Steering rack replacement?
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:58 am 
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Pretty straight forward Frank, Out with yours in with a reco (exchange) unit, Give it a rough wheel alignment by sight, straight off to get a proper alignment drop old exchange unit back.

They are pretty easy to do. Goes without saying, new rack boots while your there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au Power Steering rack replacement?
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:48 pm 
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just got quoted $360!!!! for a reco rack!!!

ffs looks like ebay time
i swear i seen them for less on there

yup new boots of course!


sees somewhere u need to remove the exhaust as well ??? wtf

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:20 pm 
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So where's the leak coming from ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au Power Steering rack replacement?
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Can we start refering to Franks "leak" as Franks Discharge from now on please.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:21 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
So where's the leak coming from ?


not the switch!!!!!

seems to be from the the inside near the boot

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Johnson stroker wrote:
Can we start refering to Franks "leak" as Franks Discharge from now on please.



ill give you some discharge!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
snap0964 wrote:
So where's the leak coming from ?

not the switch!!!!!
No s**t !!! Read it already above in the 1st post.
Disco Frank wrote:
seems to be from the the inside near the boot
Degrease the area and keep checking - depending where it's coming from, inside at the rack, or just weeping from the pinion housing base, can mean an easy fix, or rack out repair.
Might be an idea to undo the boot and pull it back - oil inside the boot means either the seals at the rack, or the pinion housing internally is leaking oil downwards.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:49 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
snap0964 wrote:
So where's the leak coming from ?

not the switch!!!!!
No s**t !!! Read it already above in the 1st post.
Disco Frank wrote:
seems to be from the the inside near the boot
Degrease the area and keep checking - depending where it's coming from, inside at the rack, or just weeping from the pinion housing base, can mean an easy fix, or rack out repair.
Might be an idea to undo the boot and pull it back - oil inside the boot means either the seals at the rack, or the pinion housing internally is leaking oil downwards.



lol sorry,

found a dude on ebay sells reco racks for $250 ish exchange with new boots, including postage back to him!
still $100 cheaper than my local auto1!!!
might grab it and do it along with new shocks/springs over the xmas break

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:23 am 
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so bit of an update

after some ringing around perth most shops wanted close on $400 for a reco rack and some where exchange!!!!

time to hit up ebay...
UNDER $300 delivered to my door!
i was charged an extra $150 for postage this is the deposit for the exchange rack,
it is refunded when you send your old rack back ( at NO cost to you )

add around $50 for new tie rod ends, and $30 or so for new fluid $55 for wheel alignment
just under $500
sure a spent a few hours on it but hey we all love too!

some tips
undo the both the hose from the car ( the high pressure outlet at the pump, as well as the low pressure line on the way to the cooler )
as it they are quite tight and not enough room for leverage
then lever out the rack, it can take a bit of twisting

once it is out you can undo the hoses from the rack
I attached the hose after the rack went in as i found it easier
and do it from UNDERNEATH

now time for a wheel alignment!

 

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