C5 X7 Steering Rack - Again!

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Re: C5 X7 Steering Rack - Again!

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darbuck wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 14:48 😂😂you and me both I have a shed full of car junk from over the years.
Yep same here, I just pity the person who has to clear it up when I've gone !! :rofl2: :yikes:
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Re: C5 X7 Steering Rack - Again!

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Yeah 🤣🤣🤣
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Oh, my box of goodies has arrived! :)
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Excellent, my seals have arrived, still waiting on sleeve will want to get a new bearing but will have to wait until I take it out. Weather still not letting up.
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darbuck wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 19:38 want to get a new bearing but will have to wait until I take it out
Sorry, which bearing?

The pinion bearing/bush ? I'd have thought that had a relatively easy life, not sure if that'll need changing.

Just to be clear the 6203zz bearing on my order isn't related to this job
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I was thinking on changing it while I have it out. I will see how it feels when I have it out.
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I have all the bits now just need the weather to play ball
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darbuck wrote: 22 Mar 2023, 18:59 I have all the bits now just need the weather to play ball
Last weekend in August then.........
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MattBLancs wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 15:33 Oh, my box of goodies has arrived! :) Image
Watching your project with interest!
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aerodynamica wrote: 23 Mar 2023, 17:47
MattBLancs wrote: 17 Mar 2023, 15:33 Oh, my box of goodies has arrived! :) Image
Watching your project with interest!
Darbuck is going to beat me at current rate, my rack is ok at present, I just worry enough about it to start accumulating bits "just in case"

Having said that, if I spot a rack cheap enough (and that free one went quick! But also a bit far away too) then I will likely attempt the project ahead of needing it.

I've bought a couple of the speedi sleeves (and four of the R23 type lip seals) mostly so I am not stuck if failed at first attempt at a fix.


Rest assured though, when I progress it, it'll be on here for all to enjoy (whether works or not!) :)
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:rofl2:
Stickyfinger wrote: 23 Mar 2023, 17:42
darbuck wrote: 22 Mar 2023, 18:59 I have all the bits now just need the weather to play ball
Last weekend in August then.........
At this rate yeah :rofl2:
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With my reliance on the weather Matt you just never know 😂
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Just an update can't drop the subframe my jack finally gave up the ghost new one ordered. Have to prioritise other cars next week when it arrives, they need suspension and brake work. It will be May now before I get to the steering rack.
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Hi All, I have finally pulled the steering rack, I had to drop the subframe to get it out, I had to drop the back of the subframe by about 4" to get enough clearance. I have taken the pinion out and stripped the bearing bush and seals. The bearing is rough so will replace it while I am at it, The shaft was actually in quite good condition a bit of pitting but not too bad I will sleeve it any way. There was loads of crap in the seal so only a matter of time. I am not changing any other seals apart from the two in the pinion housing. I am going to change the tie rods and tie rod ends. the sway bar bushings are worn as well so I am going to change them while I have the subframe lowered. I wouldn't like to be doing any of this with the engine in. I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel on rebuilding this car.
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Re: C5 X7 Steering Rack - Again!

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darbuck wrote: 18 May 2023, 19:54 ........ . I wouldn't like to be doing any of this with the engine in........
It's not a problem, you disconnect the lower engine mounting and lower the subframe, it's alot easier gettjng the rack out if you have a pair of hands on each end of the rack. 😏
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"Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go"Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Major interventions
C5 Steering rack @ 58,000 mi
4 discs & Pads @ 63,585 mi
2 (AM6) oil exchanges @ 58,876 & 72,378 mi