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Old 01-23-2014, 01:59 AM   #1
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I saw that a kit was made for rebuilding the rack and pinion on an Olds Alero, it stated it had step by step instructions so I bought it. Unfortunately all it included was a generic diagram showing a disassembly of a unit not like mine, and badly out of focus. So, now I find I am unable to finish the job. I've got the Rack and Pinion out of the car, scrubbed down and inner tie rods off, but where to go from there? I removed a retaining ring at the top of the pinion gear hoping the pinion gear would slide out but the I see it is being blocked by a seal. There is a dust cover underneath it, do I remove that and drive the pinion gear out from beneath? Any help is greatly needed here. Help! Before my old lady beats me for wasting money. Help!
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I've never heard of anyone trying to rebuild the steering rack. Replacement units are cheep enough to just replace the whole thing.
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Bob here is a link that takes you to a complete rack & pinion for your car..
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http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?ck[ID]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=CAD&ck[PHP_SESSION_ID]=7off4njakjtqigdpjjf5co2il7
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