Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

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Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby pubcrawler » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:31 am

Good service in Birmingham from
http://www.steering-racks.co.uk
Took it in on Friday morning and picked it up Tuesday morning.
Basic rack re-conn would be £65, mine needed new boots (he still has a few in stock) and cost £96 inc VAT.
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Re: Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby ImpManiac » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:53 am

Thank you, Martin. That's good to know. :)

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Re: Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby Turboimp » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:41 pm

pubcrawler wrote:Good service in Birmingham from
http://www.steering-racks.co.uk
Took it in on Friday morning and picked it up Tuesday morning.
Basic rack re-conn would be £65, mine needed new boots (he still has a few in stock) and cost £96 inc VAT.



Imp Racks are pretty simple and robust , i havent seen one with a worn bush yet due to its design with minimal side loads .

what is important is the Plastic damper pad which can wear and allow some side play on that end of the rack and the spring dished washer which goes between damper pad and adjuster screw which can crack and then not allow any spring pressure to press rack and pinion together . The round sealing plug seems hard to find too . you cant get the damper pad out without removing this .
£96 seems pretty steep for basicly replacing the boots . Did he actualy do anything else with the rack i would expect the damper pad, spring washer and sealing plug to have been replaced at least , and if that is what was done great job ..
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Re: Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby pubcrawler » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:45 pm

As an Imp novice I know nothing about steering racks :o
Therefore I was happy to pay for someone to recondition it for me, I was merely passing on information to fellow club owners who may be in the same position as me :D
As far as i'm concerned the knock that was there has now gone so my car hopefully should now pass the MOT :roll: :D
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Re: Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:10 pm

I recently changed a rack on the Vusly that got rather stiff and ratchet like , bush was scored to hell and back as was the rack although not as bad as the bush , i can only think something got in it , i was going to rebuild it by fitting a new bush but couldnt find any so binned it
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Re: Steering Rack Recon Firm Recommended

Postby The Nun » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:03 am

I've seen several racks with fractured castings starting from the ends of the slots the inner track rods slide in, worn out pinion bearings so bad the pinion pulls up and down in the rack if up pull on the steering wheel, and worn damper pads, split boots.
There's lots to look for especially if buying used and it has the gaitors fitted so you can't see the state of the casting.
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