No, the airbags did not deploy. From what I understand about steering racks, if its broken, I shouldn't be able to steer to both extremes w/o a sound, or feeling of skipping a gear tooth (or anything out of the ordinary for that matter), or complete loss of power steering. There were also no leaks. The car still steered while on the ground, so I just replaced the tie rod assembly. So far so good when it comes to steering (except the alignment is slightly off. Shuddering at about 70mph).
However, now I have a new sound to deal with. I originally thought it was a brake problem, but the sound happens when decelerating. Not neccesarilly braking. Again, hard to describe on a forum, but it kind of sounds like "scht. Scht. Scht." The interval of "scht's" lengthens as the vehicle slows. I'm guessing is a busted bearing or bent bushing somewhere between the front passenger side wheel and the front drive side wheel. Is this a good assesment?
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 AT 7:46 AM