Fordmods Logo

EF Steering rack, can it be adjusted? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EF Steering rack, can it be adjusted?
Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:00 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 167

Joined: 22nd Jun 2008

Location: INGLEWOOD
QLD, Australia

Hi there Ford Modders,

Just want to know if you can adjust the worm shaft in a EF steer rack?,
Has anyone done this?, cause the steering in the EF has a fair abit of play in it.

Hope someone can help?!!.

Cheers,
Jason.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Steering rack, can it be adjusted?
Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

It doesn't have a worm shaft...thats a steering box.
A rack has a rack & pinion.
The external adjustment is to force the rack into a deeper mesh with the pinion.
Have you checked the rack ends and tie rod ends first???.....then the ball joints????

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Steering rack, can it be adjusted?
Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:56 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 167

Joined: 22nd Jun 2008

Location: INGLEWOOD
QLD, Australia

Thanx for thate bloke!, i'm used to the old steering box's!!.
It feels like its loose in the the steering just like the old box's (x-series).
then you can adjust the worm shaft?.
I don't know anythin about the rack and pinion..
The tierod ends are good but the balljoints could do with new ones!.

Thanx for the reply mate,
Cheers,
Jason.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF Steering rack, can it be adjusted?
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:50 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 40

Joined: 13th Nov 2006

Ride: DL LTD v8

Location: Launceston
TAS, Australia

my car has the same problem. i dont really know anything about the steering though. all im able to tell is that the slackness in mine seems to be where the rubber boots are near the wheels. is that expensive to fix? its going in tomorrow to get done but i wouldnt mind knowing roughly how much it will cost first. .
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names