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Old 08-31-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Play in Steering After Rack And Pinion Change!! Why? And How To Fix Please!

If AnyOne Can Remember I had a Problem I Posted On Here Where I had a Leak Underneath My Impala. So, Finally, I Figured It Out and Fixed it, Yet, I'm Left With Another Issue. I Have a Play in the Steering where I Can Turn The Steering about One to One and Half Inches Freely without turning the Wheels, So I don't know why that is, But I think I have an Idea, But I'm Not sure, I Believe it something with the Juncture where the Steering Column connects with the Rack & Pin, Something is Probably not Hooked up Right down there, But then again I'm Not Sure, Just A Guess. I'm Supposed to Be Doing Alignment on it, But, I had to Wait, Cos at 1st I Thought having Alignment Done would Take care of that Play, But They Told Me It Wont, Its not an Alignment issue.

So If Someone Can Help it'll be Great, Of If You've Had the Same Issue, Please Help Me Out and Tell Me How/What You Did. Thanks again For any Help

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if you got a rebuilt unit its pretty likely bad. or hooked up wrong or fasteners loose. look it over while someone saws the wheel back and forth so you can see where the play is
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I don't know how you can possibly hook it up wrong, that intermediate shaft only goes on one way onto the spool shaft......either a bad rack, but it would definitely be accompanied by a knocking sound when quickly moving left and right.....looks kind of normal to me in in the video.....rest of front end checked?

As for intermediate shafts, don't get me started on that.....GM has totally cluster f*cked, that item.....lowest bidder?

I don't think it'* the shaft because supposedly it wasn't noticeable before installing the "new" rack....
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New doesn't mean good anymore. Ive installed new wheel bearings that had play in em. Companies are to busy wanting the dollar than wanting quality.
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That little bit of play looks kind of normal to me, check out your tie rods, mine were bad and I had a little extra play, after replacing them and getting an alignment I still had a little play, but no more than I see that you have in the video.
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Generally speaking any experienced alignment specialist should be able to inspect the front end and tell you if something is askew.
I would find someone experienced & pay them to inspect it and complete the alignment if it all checks out.

I am wondering about car parts lately as well...Does the name go on..before the quality goes in?

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New doesn't mean good anymore. Ive installed new wheel bearings that had play in em. Companies are to busy wanting the dollar than wanting quality.
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