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Old 02-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Anyone know if there is a rebuild kit for the rack and pinion? I have a seal leaking and I'm not going to spend $400 for a rack if I can rebuild this one with new seals.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Zip corvettes will do a rebuild for $225 with core exchange.

IF you go to turnone, which is what I recommend, the guy is an ex GM steering engineer, he will remanufacture the rack with rack dyno testing, $250 for that.
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Anyone know if there is a rebuild kit for the rack and pinion? I have a seal leaking and I'm not going to spend $400 for a rack if I can rebuild this one with new seals.
So you consider a steering rack "rebuilt", just changing the seals? Do you work for Autozone?
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Do you know exactly where it's leaking. Reason I ask is because I had a small but messy leak coming from the unit near the steering pinion. When I replaced my harmonic balancer the hydraulic lines had to be detached. The little neoprene o-rings were hard as a rock and triangle shaped. Buttoned it back together with fresh o-rings and no more leak! Of course, your results may vary.....
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Do you know exactly where it's leaking. Reason I ask is because I had a small but messy leak coming from the unit near the steering pinion. When I replaced my harmonic balancer the hydraulic lines had to be detached. The little neoprene o-rings were hard as a rock and triangle shaped. Buttoned it back together with fresh o-rings and no more leak! Of course, your results may vary.....
Good tip, that's what mine is doing although not too bad yet.
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So you consider a steering rack "rebuilt", just changing the seals? Do you work for Autozone?
I consider it rebuilt when it's been rebuilt. But good try at being a smart ***.

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Do you know exactly where it's leaking. Reason I ask is because I had a small but messy leak coming from the unit near the steering pinion. When I replaced my harmonic balancer the hydraulic lines had to be detached. The little neoprene o-rings were hard as a rock and triangle shaped. Buttoned it back together with fresh o-rings and no more leak! Of course, your results may vary.....
Yeah, I know exactly where it's leaking. Had it on the rack at our shop already to pinpoint exactly where it was. So, it's either rebuild it or waste money to get a rebuilt one when I'm more than capable of doing it myself. But, that's a good tip though.
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Did you ever find a seal kit for your rack and pinion?
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Good time to swap the harmonic balancer out while the rack is out.
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