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Old 09-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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steering rack bushings??

Hey guys, ive been having a lot of issues with "loose" steering lately and found out today that my steering rack has a lot of play in it.I've called around and i cannot find anyone selling replacement rack bushings, only the whole rack itself. Has anyone delt with this yet? Only 78k on an 06. I would rather not have to buy the whole rack
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Before swapping the rack I'd check the torque on the bolts holding the power steering rack in place, your upper control arm bolt/nut torque, and bleed the power steering system. I haven't seen bushings for 2nd gens for sale either.

I bled mine last week and it removed almost every bit of play out of the steering.
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Before swapping the rack I'd check the torque on the bolts holding the power steering rack in place, your upper control arm bolt/nut torque, and bleed the power steering system. I haven't seen bushings for 2nd gens for sale either.

I bled mine last week and it removed almost every bit of play out of the steering.
Does anyone have the torque specs for the above mentioned bolts?
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Hmm, is it normal for the steering rack to move a bit when turning the wheels?
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replaceable bushings for the steering rack are coming soon!
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Any idea of when and who's going to make them? this is super frustrating; I don't want to spend $$$ on a new steering rack just to end up with the same crappy bushings and the same steering wheel slop. This problem alone is making me consider getting rid of my truck.
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