HOW HARD IS IT TO REPLACE THE RACK AND PINION N ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII
  • 111,000 miles

How hard is it to replace the rack and pinion n how much will it cost for parts

Friday, November 9th, 2012 AT 3:59 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,550 posts

Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheel and tire assemblies.
Remove cotter pins at outer tie rod ends and castellated nuts at each end. Discard cotter pins.
Separate tie rod end studs from spindles using tie rod end remover, 3290-D or equivalent.
Place suitable container under vehicle, then disconnect and plug power steering return line hose.
Disconnect power steering pressure line at intermediate fitting.
Remove steering shaft retaining bolt.
Remove rack-to-subframe bolts and nuts.
Lower rack as necessary to remove pressure line inlet tube. Remove and discard plastic seal on inlet tube.
Cut tie strap securing pressure line to each tube.
Remove steering rack from vehicle.
Reverse procedure to install.

Parts are around 250-300

Roy

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