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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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finaly replaced my rack&pinion

all im gona say is omg i hope ill never have to do that again took me 2 days

when i got the car for putting a motor in my friends 97 camaro the rack&pinion would leak out within a block from my house so it was realy bad
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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Atleast it is done and there is no worries that it would leave you stranded now. After reading the pains that others when through on here, I took mine in to a shop.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 05:22 PM
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It cost me $352 to have someone put one in my Black Cougar; I put the one in the Red one myself a few years ago.

Well worth the money; won't be doing that again. At least, with the engine in, lol.

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After hearing all the horror stories I wish I had spent the money and put in a rack while I was doing my engine swap


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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the main problem i was trying to figure out was the conection to the L fitting was a pain get it to line up try to tighten it would turn to the side an fall out in the end it took 2 ppl 1 under the car pushing the 2 fitting together an 1 up top wrenching
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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ok ive got a leak on 1 of the p/s line fittings at the rack but for some reson it wont leak with it running only when i shut it down

was looking up parts on o'reillys web site an found the L pressure fitting masterpro #39141 for $30 and the return line gates #350190 saying to call or go to the store for price

any one use these or know if there worth it
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