Mechanics

INNER TIE RODS & RACK & PINION

1993 Honda Civic

Steering problem
1993 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 123576 miles

I need to know how to replace the whole inner tie rods along with the Rack & Pinions. Also is there a need to replace the outter tie rods?
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Chuckyperez90
September 15, 2010.




Hi chuckyperez90,

The steering rack should come complete with the rack-ends and tie-rod ends.

Is this a power steering rack and pinion?

KHLow2008
Sep 18, 2010.
I think so. I know it connects with the tie tods.
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Chuckyperez90
Sep 30, 2010.
STEERING GEAR
Removal
1. Drain power steering fluid. Remove steering " U" joint from steering gear. Raise and support front of vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove tie rod cotter pins. Partially loosen tie rod castle nuts. Using Ball Joint Remover (07941-6920002 ), disconnect tie rods from steering knuckles. Remove castle nuts and tie rods.

2. Remove center beam bolts and center beam. Disconnect oxygen sensor connector. Disconnect exhaust pipe at exhaust manifold. Remove steering gear splash guard. Clean steering gear and surrounding areas. Disconnect and plug fluid lines from control unit.

3. On A/T models, remove shift control cable from clamp. On all models, remove stabilizer bar. Disconnect left side tie rod end and slide tie rod completely to right. Slide unit to right until left tie rod clears frame. Lower unit and remove through left side wheel well.

Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Use new self-locking nuts if old nuts thread easily onto bolts. Use NEW exhaust pipe gaskets. Use NEW cotter pins when installing ball joints.

KHLow2008
Sep 30, 2010.

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