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Old 08-04-2019, 12:28 AM
cmilner2110 cmilner2110 is offline
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power steering is good can turn the wheel with ease. while car is on jack wheels turn as should but once its on the ground and moving its like one tire is hitting finder and turning opposite as the steering wheel.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:11 AM
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What are the chances that we may be having the same problem here?

Are you sure it’s not a suspension problem?
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:56 AM
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very well could be. but i haven't had any issues with the suspension till now.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:26 AM
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what are the chances that you both have defective steering racks.

both bought same place?
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:28 AM
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I bought mine off rockauto.com
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:56 PM
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Well I’m with that guy now. I had to adjust the alignment with the new rack and when I put it to ground and work the wheel both of them went toe out. Jacked it up, turned the wheel now they’re okay again.....
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:22 PM
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It would help if I put the cross member back on 😅

All is good! Bringing it in for an alignment tomorrow.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:55 AM
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doubt if the cross member had anything to with it.

pocket of air in the lines maybe.

but glad its good now.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:17 AM
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doubt if the cross member had anything to with it.
It was definitely the cross member as it stabilizes the front end. I thought it was just a skid plate and kept if off this time in case I had to get at the rack again. Bad idea lol.

In fact I could have put in on too tight or loose as the wheels are now dipping - the top of the wheels pull in more than the bottom. Tried to torque it as close as possible to spec.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:16 AM
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i had to cut it bc i broke a bolt off in it. figured it was just a skid plate
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