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Old 06-15-2011
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Rack and Pinion leaking

Hey guys first post here.

Ive got a 98 xlt 4x4 with a 4.0

Like title says my rack is leaking so obviously i need a new one. My question is would it be worth the trouble of putting in a used one or would the best thing to do is spend the $100 and get a rebuilt one?

Secondly how much of a p.i.t.a. is to to replace?

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U mean the steering gear? abouve the front cross member. If so...
remove both wheels
remove tie rods from knuckles
remove the bolts that hold the gear to the crossmember
you'll hit a snag on the intermediate shaft just remove the bolt but don't let the shaft spin
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Get it rebuilt no sense in doing it twice. Like stated above tie the seat belt through the steering wheel to keep it from turning. If u turn the steering wheel too far while it is disconnected you will break the clock spring for the air bag.
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