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 Post subject: rack end remover
Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Hi folks. I want to buy one of these:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Inner-Tie-Ro ... 5d421e898e

But I am not sure how to use it. I know the tool slides over the rack end, but I am not sure how to use the "jaws".

Does anybody have one of these that can give me a quick lesson? 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: rack end remover
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:39 am 
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How many times will you use it ??

For $20 for a new set of inner tierods, plus what you have left from the $52, get yourself a decent set of vice grips - which will get more use.

You can use vice grips to undo and do up the rack ends - when done up, dress the marks off with a file, wash off with metho or similar. Be careful on the drivers side, as the rack is exposed and covered in grease.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rack end remover
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 am 
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I will probably use it once or twice, but, against Pedders $230 for replacement of rods, PLUS allignement, total about $300, it's a bargain, and at least I will have it for life.

I think I have figured out how to use it anyway: put the crows foot over the flats on the rod, and slide the "spanner" part up over it into the flats on the spanner
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 Post subject: Re: rack end remover
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:51 am 
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creeture3 wrote:
Hi folks. I want to buy one of these:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Inner-Tie-Ro ... 5d421e898e

But I am not sure how to use it. I know the tool slides over the rack end, but I am not sure how to use the "jaws".

Does anybody have one of these that can give me a quick lesson? 8-)


By the looks of it, you select the adapter that fits the rack end, then slide the tool over, fit 2 retaining screws for the adapter, then proceded to undo the rack end.
You'll still need a wheel alignment after doing the rack ends anyway.......because you have to take the tie rod ends off to use it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rack end remover
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Wheel alignment is a mandatory. Depends too if you're doing them with the rack in situ - the orientation of the flats will determine if you have room to move, hence vice grips - sounds butcherous, but they do work.
And again, new items for $20 + post from Ebay Suzukisuper would be a good idea. The balls in the existing ones will most likely be a tad loose.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rack end remover
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Quote:
$20 + post from Ebay Suzukisuper


Never sure which is better: a $40 item from Repco, or a $20 from somewhere else :?

You get what you pay for????
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Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:55 am 
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Depends who the supplier is - I've bought steering rack seal kits from them @ $45 and be quoted the same kit (same manufacturer) locally here @ $80.
I've bought a fair bit from them over the years, TBH I've found their gear pretty good. I deal with them personally, and have found them very good.

 

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