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    had the car over pit at work today and checked the steering for play
    theres a knock coming from the rack , it cant be inner tie rods or track rods as there all new

    any ideas people or will i be spending a few hours under the car fitting a new rack

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    Are you sure it's coming from the rack and not the UJ?

    I have a knock on my car, when I turn the wheel left and right very quickly is knocks however there is no play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmac
    Are you sure it's coming from the rack and not the UJ?

    I have a knock on my car, when I turn the wheel left and right very quickly is knocks however there is no play.
    Sounds just like mine Paul , don't seem to be any play
    I'll check the uj tomorrow

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    checked the uj and its not that
    had a mate in yesterday and he was an mot tester and he checked it and its definately the rack
    but the good news is that he said , it would be no more than an advisory because theres a knock but minimal play

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    Is their shims inside the rack.
    I was working for merc for couple weeks and changed a few of the buffer pads or whatever their called.

    Just a big nut on bottom of rack new theist washer and nut an no more knocking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch
    Is their shims inside the rack.
    I was working for merc for couple weeks and changed a few of the buffer pads or whatever their called.

    Just a big nut on bottom of rack new theist washer and nut an no more knocking
    Yeah there is a big nut on the bottom but I didn't remove it invade it dropped fluid everywhere !!

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    I had a mechanic recently tighten something on my steering rack, it caused the steering to go a little heavier and firmer but has since worn lose again.

    It never sorted the knocking out though.

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