Rack and pinion removal

Tiny
TOTALPERFEKTION
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
Steering problem V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 244, 00 miles

We are trying to remove the old rack and pinion. The Haynes manual says it needs to be rotated to the front in order to be removed. I have disconnected everything the book instructs, but the rack will not rotate to the front. Is there something that I am missing or a step the manual does not list?
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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Yep those can be tricky, use must do kind of a dance to get it out of there. Here are some guides to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/tie-rod-end-replacement

and if jacking the car up is needed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here is what the book says how the job is done you can see you need to pull the input shaft housing forward.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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