Steering rack rattle?

Tiny
DAVID M WRIGHT
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  • 2015 BMW X5
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
I am experiencing a knocking/rattle at Low speed on uneven Road surfaces. I have looked for a rack repair kit but cannot find one for an f15 x5.
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Monday, September 5th, 2022 AT 1:13 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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This is kind of low miles for a steering rack but how do you know it's the rack? Could it be the tie rod ends? Here are the instructions for removing the steering rack and how to replace the outer tie rod ends just in case.

4 - Steering Rack - 32106889094 $3548.30

1 - Left tie rod end - 32106863858 $169.67

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 AT 9:17 AM
Tiny
DAVID M WRIGHT
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Hi Ken L, thanks for your reply. Had car in for links etc. Garage confirmed knock was from rack. Needs a new thrust bush but seems no repair kit available for f15 model. Question is, do any of the available kits of which there are numerous fit the f15 rack?
Thanks David.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 AT 11:11 AM
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KEN L
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That will be difficult to say, only a steering rack rebuilder would know that. You might need to get a rebuilt rack and replace the entire unit. Let me know what happens.
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 AT 11:46 AM

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