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 Post subject: Possible dead steering rack
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:41 am 
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Hey all,

I have a 99 AU fairlane, and i have recently noticed that it has decided to scrub out the inside passanger tyre. It is almost a perfect 45 degree schamfer. So i took it to a tyre place and the first thing he said was that it is porbably the steering rack.

So my question is, should i take it to some one like pedders and get a $14 steering check and see what they say???

What else could it be???

And how much would it cost for a new rack??

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 Post subject: Re: Possible dead steering rack
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:51 am 
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guess you didnt watch the news about pedders and that $14 check? lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Possible dead steering rack
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:55 am 
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i had a pedders check done...... they pointed out the front struts needed replacing, thats it

nothing i already knew :)
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 Post subject: Re: Possible dead steering rack
Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:53 pm 
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I would get another opinion, even if you don't choose Pedders. Did you get a wheel alignment done?

Pedders fit 're-manufactured' steering racks, which means they do a bit more than just put seals & bushes in. Yes, they're a bit expensive but then I chose to use them instead of local mechanic. A lot of workshops in my area send cars to other places when they're too busy, or haven't got the expertise. I had my steering rack replaced for about $630, after it started gushing PS fluid.

 

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