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 Post subject: Creaking sound in steering
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Hi guys having a problem with my s1 fairmont, im geeting a creaking sound from the steering when rocking the steering wheel back and forth particuarly at slow speeds. It sounds like metal rubbing on metal, the sound seems to be comming from around the rack area. The rack seems to have a very small leek around the boots. Also it doesnt make any noise when the front end is on jacks and there is no load. Any ideas what it could be? Would it be the steering rack? Last time i had issues with a steering rack was in my ed but i got a squeeling sound from it

Any help much apreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Creaking sound in steering
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Last time I had this issue, the diagnosis was a dead rack. get a reco one on exchange before its left too long.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:13 pm 
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If its an AU it could be loose rack bolts. They are well known for it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Creaking sound in steering
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Sorry yeah its an au1. I figured it might be the rack. Are all e series racks the same? I dont think theres anywhere in my area that do reco racks (kempsey nsw) has anyone any experience with reco steering racks on ebay? Or no of a good place to do an exchange?
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 Post subject: Re: Creaking sound in steering
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:20 pm 
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And what are the rack bolts? Are they just the large bolts that hold rack to the chasis?
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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:16 am 
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68stang wrote:
And what are the rack bolts? Are they just the large bolts that hold rack to the chasis?


Yep. exactly that.

The Ebay reco ones are fine, I've been through it before in my old EF, I am not sure if E series and A series racks are interchangable. I'll leave this one to the brains trust.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:09 am 
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68stang wrote:
And what are the rack bolts? Are they just the large bolts that hold rack to the chasis?


Yep. exactly that.

The Ebay reco ones are fine, I've been through it before in my old EF, I am not sure if E series and A series racks are interchangable. I'll leave this one to the brains trust.


NO.....the E series and A series racks are very different.......E series, the bolts are Vertical, and A series, the Studs are Horizontal.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Okay thanks for that. Are the au and b series racks the same?
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