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    Took the vectra for test yesterday which it passed but the tester said there's a small amount of play in the rack
    So I thought to myself have i imagined it or can you change the steering rack arms or is it a complete rack change to cure it. Now it dos tend to wander slightly at the front but it went back on the tracking ramps before the mot garage and was absolutely bang allround so am I dreaming lol

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    You can change them bud they are called the inner tie rods and the arms are part of that. You need a special tool iirc but it isn't particularly hard I am led to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhb View Post
    You can change them bud they are called the inner tie rods and the arms are part of that. You need a special tool iirc but it isn't particularly hard I am led to believe.

    Exactly as Paul said I would advise changing track rod ends too and u will need four wheel alignment afters

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    cheers mate I've just trawled through the how 2's again and found it this time so better ring vx tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    Exactly as Paul said I would advise changing track rod ends too and u will need four wheel alignment afters
    I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just curious, but why would you need a 4 wheel alignment done after just doing the track rod ends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just curious, but why would you need a 4 wheel alignment done after just doing the track rod ends?
    Because even if u count no of turns ur tracking will be out 1000% done than few times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    Because even if u count no of turns ur tracking will be out 1000% done than few times
    Appreciate that, totally agree, but thought you were suggesting that all 4 wheels would need aligned, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    Appreciate that, totally agree, but thought you were suggesting that all 4 wheels would need aligned, no?

    I had my tracking done 3 weeks ago then week later changed inner tie rod and track rod end... Went to do tracking again and he had to do 4 wheels.... Again place I use I only pay £30 for it so can't complain

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    Don't need a special tool can be done with stilsons/ f type

    and it'll be ok with just a front wheel alignment after having them done. But no harm in having all 4 checked.

    is good idea to change track rod ends at same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veclee View Post
    cheers mate I've just trawled through the how 2's again and found it this time so better ring vx tomorrow
    Genuine vx kits £15 each sound good?? Delivered too???

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