Well, at 185,000 looks like my '92 SSE rack is starting to leak at the pinion. Been whining for the last 50,000. Now I'm getting a crunch when only turning or backing left. I've ruled out the McPherson and sway bar for the crunch cause the suspension is quiet as a mouse going over sever rough roads. Am going after the rack for the cause of the leak, slop and crunch (sounds like a new breakfast cereal).
Anyway, when I price out remanufactured racks I find that a rack for a standard suspension is about $69 with trade and a "sport" suspension SSE is about $129 with trade. Can someone tell me what my SSE might have? The steering wheel has always been stiffer to turn than an SE and it has less turns lock to lock. Some retailers don't show rack options for the SSE. I do not have traction control option either. If it helps my VIN is: 1G2HZ5216N1276055
. Oh, another thing that may help, I know my power steering pump has a solenoid to vary fluid pressure.
Can someone clear this up for me?