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Is it necessary to change out a rack, and pinion for leakage? I feel no
mechanical difference. The boot is apart. So,will replacing the boots fix
the problem, or replace the whole rack, and, how much trouble is it?
Any replies would be appreciated. Thanx
I went back and read your quote, and I saw you bought yours at the same
place I bought mine,"Carsteering.com". I bought the rack with the tie rods.
$345,$150 core, $12 to ship the core back to them. This guy is only charging
me $200 to change them out, I bought the Amsoil synthetic ATF to put back in.
It cost almost $10 a quart. I bought 2 quarts. Do you remember how many quarts
it takes to fill up? I would like to know. While he has it up, I will have him change
the oil too. I bought 7 quarts of the Amsoil synthetic 5W40 at $7.70 a quart, and
a K&M oil filter, I already have the K&M air filter,a must have. Are you familiar with
the Amsoil oil, if not, go to Amsoil.com. I have had it in all the cars I have had.
You can run about 25000 miles between changes. Best oil ever. Again, if you can
remember how many quarts it took to fill the rack, I would appreciate the info.
Later 97E49, and thanx.
Sounds like you have some tight new steering in your future, and a happy driveway that isn't getting bled on every night! I actually didn't get mine there, but that is where I looked first. A buddy of mine who is a mechanic got me one here in town for his cost of $300, it was the short rack with the tie rod inners only. Carsteering.com was the best deal I found online. I'm pretty sure it didn't take more than two quarts, but if it were me, I would get a third just in case. That way if you dont end up using it, then you have an extra quart on hand.
Dont forget about getting an alignment done as soon as possible after the rack is installed... your tires will thank you!
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