Rack pinion issues

Tiny
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I hit a pothole and broke mounting bracket on the right side of my rack and pinion. So I replaced it with a re-manufactured one which lasted approximately two months and the right side mount bracket broke on it. So I replaced it again and again the same mount broke. I then replaced the rack even again plus new strut and spring on right side. Now it has broken again. Same mount. So please what is going on? Help me.
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 3:54 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Doob, welcome to 2CarPros. Lets see what we can figure out here.

Let me start with a question or 2. If I read your post right you have changed the bracket 3 times? Is it 3 times with the same after market bracket?

Is it breaking in the same place every time? Is it breaking where a weld is?

Let me know, Rich.
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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Yea. I think so. Its a cordone brand.I believe it ran about 180$ At advance auto. Probably should just go to auto salvage. Try to get a oem. Thanks for responding. Im stumped.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 AT 10:14 PM
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I would say they are using bad steel or if the welds are breaking they have bad welds. The cheapest way out would probably be to take it to a welder and have them put a good weld on it.

Rich.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 AT 11:23 PM
Tiny
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You think I could maybe beef up the weld on a new rack in order strenthen it?
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 AT 11:48 PM
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If you can give me a good picture of the mount and where it is breaking I can tell you what you need to do to fix the issue. Several would be better, with one from back far enough that I can see the set up and where the stresses will come from.

Rich
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Thursday, September 12th, 2019 AT 9:05 AM
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Ill see what I can do. Thanks
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Thursday, September 12th, 2019 AT 1:25 PM
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You are welcome. I will be here!

Rich
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Thursday, September 12th, 2019 AT 7:24 PM

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