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 Post subject: power steering racks
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:44 pm 
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hi, to tighten the power steering racks a bit is there a nut on the top and bottom of the rack that have to have spanners on them or is there just a bolt head looking at the bonnet that goes into a thread on the bottom of the rack

can yous give more information on how to tighten the racks and what spanners go on which nuts and which way each spanner has to go to tighten them up a bit
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 Post subject: Re: power steering racks
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:49 pm 
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On my EL rack there are exactly two 14mm bolts holding it in. The thread is in the K frame. To remove it, undo the two 14mm bolts, pop off the tie rods and disconnect the lines. The rack will slide backwards from between two tabs on the K frame. Reverse procedure to refit rack...

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 Post subject: Re: power steering racks
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:14 am 
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does the 14mm bolts go clockwise or anti clockwise to tighten them
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Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:21 am 
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They are normal bolts. If you do not know which way normal bolts go I would suggest you do not touch a spanner.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering racks
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:28 am 
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just asked as some normal bolts are opposite direction like the fan clutch hubs in the ed 6 cyls for example
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 Post subject: Re: power steering racks
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:32 am 
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Seriously, if you have to ask such basic questions, you shouldn't be working on cars. I for one am not going to tell you - nasty? Maybe but I don't care. It would take all of 2 seconds to figure it out by trial and error instead of expecting handholding for tightening a damn bolt!!!!!!!!!~

 

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 Post subject: Re: power steering racks
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:35 am 
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Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:40 am 
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fairmont1 wrote:
delete the post above this one please

Why? This is a forum and I am telling the truth. In the time it took you to type these replies you could have figured all this out yourself......

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:39 am 
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fairmont1 wrote:
hi, to tighten the power steering racks a bit is there a nut on the top and bottom of the rack that have to have spanners on them or is there just a bolt head looking at the bonnet that goes into a thread on the bottom of the rack

can yous give more information on how to tighten the racks and what spanners go on which nuts and which way each spanner has to go to tighten them up a bit


i suggest you go out and buy a workshop manual....if you dont know what your doing this will be your best friend when it comes to doing work to your car...
no offence , but some of the questions you ask are seriously silly...
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Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:58 am 
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right to tight left to loose exceopt gas and what you said. :lol:
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