Anyone tell me: do I just pull the pinion with a gear puller or something and then press new bearings in? I think a decent machine shop can weld and machine the pinion back to spec and it shouldn't be any weaker. Did the new, bigger pinion have enough clearance to rotate freely in the housing, without the rack installed?? But the tie rod lengths won't ensure your steering wheel will be oriented the in the same position it was previously. I can polish that up, but is it worth it? You can also disconnect the tie rods from the rack ends, but this is sometimes difficult with the rack in the car. Further searching on this issue may turn up the results i'm mentioning. I will try to measure the torque to see exactly were I'm at David Hi David, The first two things that come to mind are the shim pack under the puck.
I think I'm just gonna use it as is and hope that it'll work okay, if the pinion is repaired. Let us know how it works. The rack only need be unbolted from the carrier itself and the tie rods disconnected from the strut knuckle to get the rack out of the car. I took a reasonable picture of the rack. Hold adjusting screw with a suitable wrench, and rotate locknut with a second wrench. Thankfully and unknowingly to me bearings are standardized and you can find a replacement by it's standard number. As far as other parts like the shims and pressure block? Was it a new one? If there is play there the bearings might be worn and that might cause your binding.
Also, see if you can find an old rack for sale. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we have received and processed the returned gift item. Has anyone else run into this? Then again I did not take mine completely apart, just the pinion assembly and arms. All returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. The customer is also responsible for any duty, tax or brokerage fees and insurance for replacements.
Welding on some new material and then grinding it off to match the other teeth. You have to be looking at it in just the right light and only from an angle. Kits, cores, rebuilt engines, transmissions, used parts, and shipping and handling charges are excluded. And yeah, I'll grease the bejesus out of it when I put it back together. New products carry a minimum of 1 Year warranty. What you can see if you look at it on the diagonal is wear on the upper third of each tooth - a kinda dished-out depression on each tooth.
Center steering gear with tool 9116, Fig. I did this job, so it can't be that hard. Torque tie rod to steering knuckle bolts to 22-36 ft. Here's how I see it and let me know if my understanding is incorrect! Hey Mike, did you have the stop rings installed? Warranty Is there a warranty on parts? Critical cores may require vendor acceptance before credit is issued. Customer must notify 944online, within 24 hours after receipt of each shipment, any shortage, wrong parts, damage, and loss of products delivered.
Core Return How do I return a core? Warranty does not apply to wear items or parts which became defective due to improper installation, removal, repairs or diagnosis, negligence, mishandling, alteration, modification, or lack of maintenance, flood, accident, or fire. It's magnetic - I checked - so it's not stainless, and if I polish it, it'll likely just rust again and I'll be back where I started. I believe the tie rod wrench size to be 32 mm. To shift the rack so your steering wheel will rotate counter-clockwise, you would shorten the passenger side tie rod and lengthen the driver side tie rod. I removed the oil seal and pinion with the top bearing without a problem. Transit times vary based on your geographical location and shipping method chosen. I found two helpful threads: and I see you can pound out the pinion gear and bearings.
Our return address is as follows: Vertex Automotive 3050 S. Here's a picture of my rack: It looks like it was chromed originally, then on the right side, the chroming has worn off and it rusted - probably the reason it was binding. The steering is much easier than it ever was with the original rack - which felt like a 48 Ford Truck with 150,000 miles. What I'd like to do is rebuild the one I have. I removed the oil seal and pinion with the top bearing without a problem. Basically you have a couple bearings on the pinion and a bushing and that's it for replaceable parts.
Just a thought, when you replaced the steering shaft did you check that it is located correctly with the clamping bolt. Credit will be issued for the purchase price of the item s returned. Core deposits on some parts are very high because they are irreplaceable - if these cores are not returned, there may no longer be any available for rebuild in the future. There is a bushing at the passenger end or the rack. Please note that we can refund shipping fees only if the return is a result of our error. Returns received directly from 3rd parties may be returned to sender at customer's cost. This warranty shall become null and void if the product sold or installed is damaged as a result of the vehicle's use in competitive or off-road driving.