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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:09 pm 
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Hey all ..

I've just found out that one of my inner tie rod ends needs replacing ..

how hard is that??

this is for the NL/EL ..

But i've got a brand new one for a ED sitting here ... does anyone know if they are swap-able???

i.e. will a ED rack fit into a EL???

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:43 pm 
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ED won't fit if you are planning a rack change, the pinion is different, as is EF, the only one that will fit is EL. V8 racks don't have the pressure switch to bump up the revs and NL may have SSPS.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:48 pm 
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the best way is just get the rack end or reco rack and they are easy to chang probally hour and a half to do

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:14 pm 
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yeah, see one of the inner tie rod ends need replacing on the EL ... i thought it had a switch like the ED's cos its only a 6cly ....

how much does it cost to replace a inner tie rod end ... and how much are they like trade price?? ....

also .. how much stuffing around it is??? ..

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:29 pm 
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you will need a wheel alingment.

i will check out a price for you tomorrow for an inner rack end and let you know if you like

 

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Leroy wrote:
you will need a wheel alingment.

i will check out a price for you tomorrow for an inner rack end and let you know if you like


that would be unreal :)

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:39 pm 
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twason wrote:
ED won't fit if you are planning a rack change, the pinion is different, as is EF, the only one that will fit is EL. V8 racks don't have the pressure switch to bump up the revs and NL may have SSPS.


so where it bolts up to the steering arm, thats differnt???

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:40 pm 
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does anyone know if the rack end of the ED rack will fit?? just gotta get this going today, and have to do it by myself :(

wish the ED rack fitted :S

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:05 pm 
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okie, well, i got the brakes off, and the tie rod end off and boot off, can see the whole inner rod end ... but there is some kinda clip or lock washer on it ... how do i get that off?? with a big screw driver???

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:14 pm 
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been a while since done a falcon one but i think there is a pin that has to be snapped with the nut erasyist way is a pipe wrench and a bit of elbow grease and it should come undun. if they are both 6cyl with pressure switch it would/ should fit its only difference is if the nl has varabile effort steering would come help but im over redlands way and flat out atm wish ya some luck

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:05 pm 
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The retainer is just a large washer, knock the flat bit back so you can unwind the rack end.
All racks in EF/L are interchangeable except for ELGT/FBT specific racks. Just change the powerhead on the rack to suit your car.
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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:55 pm 
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347stroker wrote:
The retainer is just a large washer, knock the flat bit back so you can unwind the rack end.
All racks in EF/L are interchangeable except for ELGT/FBT specific racks. Just change the powerhead on the rack to suit your car.
PM me if you need help or more info, have all workshop manuals here.


thankyou for that ... :) ... which part is the power head?? is that where the steering bolts up to the arm steering wheel are???? (no im not blonde!)

 

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The power head is the bit the intermediate shaft bolts to, the first part of the rack, where all inputs go.
There is 4 bolts from memory holding it on, and you can then swap a SSPS head onto a non SSPS rack to get the rack you need.
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