Rack and pinion removal

Tiny
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Excellent job! I wish I had people that worked as neatly as you. Everything looks great. Is everything back together and working properly now?

Joe
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Monday, April 20th, 2020 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, couldn t have done it without your help. Going to also do an oil change on Friday along with replacing the rear upper control arms. The only things left to do would be to install that exhaust hanger bracket, the cover for the lines, the steering joint cover, and I need to get a cotter pin on the right tie rod. I torqued the castle nut to spec but the nut is blocking the hole. What would I do in this case? Tighten more or?
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Monday, April 20th, 2020 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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Just tighten it a slight bit more until you can insert the cotter pin. It is important that pin is installed.

Joe
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Monday, April 20th, 2020 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Tie rods are done and lines continue to remain dry which is awesome. Going to get new set of tires Friday and installing new battery tomorrow. I was going to change the oil today but realized some oil on the oil pan again and it appears the oil pan gasket needs to be replaced but I want to replace the whole pan itself. Do you happen to have any diagrams and steps for removing and replacing the oil pan? Also unsure what type of sealant I should buy and which areas to apply it on the new pan and gasket.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Glad to hear about the rack. As far as the oil pan, yes. However, and I hate to ask, I need you to start a new link. We are trying to keep each thread specific to one topic. I hope you understand. I will watch for it and hopefully I will get it to help you.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Not a problem, I totally understand; thank you once again for all your assistance through this job. :)
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome, and good job!

Joe
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. I put the wheels on and got the car of stands however I notice that if I turn the wheel a bit to the right then the wheels are perfectly straight. In this case would I disconnect the shaft from the wheel and turn the rack a bit to get it straight and then reconnect shaft to joint?
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

You can certainly give that a try. Otherwise, it can be done by having it aligned. The steering wheel center is off and that can be taken up by adjusting the tie rods. (If that makes sense). LOL

Joe
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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Awesome, thank you; I will wait for alignment shop to do it :)
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. Take good care of yourself.

Joe
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 AT 7:37 PM

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