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Old 02-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Steering rack...

Better to just replace the whole rack or replace the seals with oem?

My boot is leaking on the passenger side all over my LCA


I never touched one so i'm not sure which option would be the "better" one.

oem seals are about 100 , o'reillys are maybe 50ish

750ish for the rack oem and 400ish for a cardone(o'reillys).

I guess the other note, is there any physical difference between the 2wd & 4wd labeling? Like max turning radius or slightly different dimensions?

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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Whatever you do I would go with oem.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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When my boot started leaking it wasn't long till the rack gave up. It got dirt, mud, etc. in the rack and killed it. May want to make sure that hasn't happened.
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Whatever you do, DONT BUY A REBUILT STEERING RACK. I went through HELL a year ago with rebuilds. Bought a dealership one, no problems since. I have a first gen, but it's the same deal.
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Whatever you do, DONT BUY A REBUILT STEERING RACK. I went through HELL a year ago with rebuilds. Bought a dealership one, no problems since. I have a first gen, but it's the same deal.
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ugh...

I don't think there would be any mud or stuff inside, haven't really gone and played in the mud or stuff, maybe some sand got in?

Think it would be easy to replace the seals rather than the whole thing?

found http://www.customtacos.com/tech/file...6ta/045006.pdf and I don't have any of the special tools listed..
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I don't have much experience with rack and pinion steering. It looks like it may be just as easy to replace the whole rack but like I said I don't have much experience with the rack and pinion set up.
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Did you end up replacing the Rack & Pinion? What kind of time or special tools should I expect to need? Any help would be sweet.
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