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rack and pinion

how in the hell do u get the rack out. i have everything unhooked but there is like know were for it to exit from. to i have to disconnect the arms. or what? thanks
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what do u mean arms? u have to take the tie rod out of the knuckle yes.
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its the biggest pain in the but job i have ever done. good luck!

you have to keep wiggling it around and twisting to get it out. sucks. it helps if you have the ford tool to remove the tie rods from the rack itself.
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so i take the boots off and and pull the tie rods off there and then it will wiggle out.....i dont have to drop the front diff or any thing right.
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Shop manual says to shove it all the way to the passenger side then pull then pull it out of the drivers side in front of the crossmember. not sure if that makes sense. Hold on.


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thanks that helps a lot.....ill have to try that when i get home and it looks like i dont have to take the tie rods off.
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No problem. Let me know how it turns out, I have to replace mine here soon.
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ya i finaly got it. so pretty much u have to take off the driver side tierods. pry on the clamp that holds to boot on or cut it until it pops. then turn the rack (easyest to push and pull on the arm rather than trying to turn the steerin thing) then use a breaker bar and take off the tierod. then u slide it all the way to the pass side and then pull the driver side out through the front of the cross member. btw u dont tilt it that far forward and u have to remove the sway bar if u havent already and also one of the lines on the rack itself to slide it enough to the pass side. (the one that runs all the way across it)
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OKay cool. Thanks. I don't have a swaybar anymore. Now I just need to get a rack.
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my local kragen had it for 142.99 with a 150 core charge. if i were u id buy it for the 300 somthing and take it back to ur house and get all ur measurements right and then get ur core money later.
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