Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Hi guys,
tis time for the annual death certificate for the Veg burner, booked in for today to give 10 days of part searching, Pulled out last years ticket and noticed it said as an advisory 'Play in steering rack inner joint(s)'
So i figured i best go find some and pop them in as a bookmark / watching in preperation, Only, i dont really know which bit it is!!!
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would one of you lovely peeps be able to point oput which one it is on the picture for me?? logic suggested No1. ???

Huge thanks in advance,
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Number 1 in the diagram, specifically the joint is at the left hand end of it in the diagram.
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Brilliant, thank you!
Pre-empting the inevitable! ;-)
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Timmo,

I have Item No 1 sitting in the garage if you are interested.

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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Well, have literally just got back in from walking down to get it and failed on a patch of corrosion on the nearside sill and only advisory is. Ofside rear disc corroded,
Quite chuffed with that!
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That's not bad at all... Should be easy enough to get the welding done..

On the disc, check the calliper is not suffering the old favourite corrosion problem which has the effect of wearing the pads wedge-shaped due to the caliper being pushed out of square - this often results in poor disc contact and the resultant corrosion.
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Did this job on my C15 over Christmas, Haynes suggests a special tool is needed: a small (10"?) "stilson" will do the trick or, at a pinch a pair of water pump pliers.

Oh, & a clothes peg is very useful for keeping the boot back out of the way on reassembly.

The boot involves a certain amount of grief, so if they are anything like the same, I'd recommend new ones, so you don't have the struggle of removing the old ones - just a thought.
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Thanks guys, aim to have a look about it dreckly, check all the oddities, also gives me a break from the tired girls! :-D ;-) :-P

Welding done, but not without its troubles! Not the car but ran out of wire 3/4 the way yesterday, shot out before the school run to the local welding places, none had the wire in stock, had to give up for the school run, popped down the surplus tools shop as he had some gasless mig wire in, then the tensioner spool wasnt happy as it was 0.8 wire instead of 0.9, couldnt get a smooth feed, got fed up and called it a night, - I had been Mizzly All day too, sat on the drive on a picnic rug!
Went around the 4 local welding shops this morning for a 0.8 tensioner spool, no one had one in stock, so had to grin and bare it! Managed okay, got it finished and smoothed down, undersealed and back down for a retest on the way to tesco!
Car has done less than 3k miles since last mot, and other than the gearbox falling off its mount back on November half term, oil and filter change For the mot, I am pretty sure i've done Nothing too it! ;-)
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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That was a bit of an adventure Timmo!
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Nothing is Ever simple is it! ;-)
I was close to washing the car as a present to it for not costing me the earth! But then figured, it could wait for the weekend! ;-)
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Timmo wrote:Nothing is Ever simple is it! ;-)
Some things are.. Those you think are going to be horribly difficult and complex can turn out easy... Xantia handbrake cables for instance...

Not good weather for washing cars at the moment so wise to wait until it warms up at the weekend...
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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We have had our first frost this winter today jim, has been sitting in or around 9 - 10 degrees,
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Ahh, course, you're right down in the bottom left aren't you! Different weather there!

been quite chilly up here for a while now although it's due to change this weekend and back to balminess again.. Personally I love this cold, clear sunny weather and much prefer it to warm, wet and grey...
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I'm with you on Cool fresh mornings, sadly we have had Months of warm Damp ones, this morning was beautiful, St Agness beacon in the distance with a orange glow fading into blue sky, Proper Spring esque morning!
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Re: Inner rack joint on Xantia

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Its probably worth jetwashing the crud and grit off anyway as it can play havoc (and you don't want to be doing more welding ;) )