Please note in this pic how the new rack and pinion inner tie rods are not exactly lined up with the old ones. In other words, the remanufactured unit does not have the steering centered when it shipped.
This is easily correctable after the unit is installed and the plumbing is done. Just center your steering wheel and wheels before you remove the old unit. Then, once the old R&P is removed, measure from mounting bolt to the end of the inner tie rod on both sides. If your steering is centered, then the measurement from passenger side mounting bolt to the end of the passenger side inner tie rod should be exactly the same as the measurement from the driver side mounting bolt to the end of the driver side inner tie rod.
Your new unit will likely not have this centered. So, after it is installed and plumbed, BUT BEFORE you install the steering linkage, please use some pliers and a cloth to protect the splines and turn the steering with the pliers until the measurements are equal. THEN, install the steering linkage. If you do this, your steering wheel will be centered with your wheels centered.
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