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steering rack problem?


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I have a 996 GT3, there is about a good 5 to 10 degrees of dead spot free play in the steering. When I was cruising on the highway at 75 mph, I held the steering wheel with both hands and the car would pick a slight change of direction and go there depending on the road/wind conditions. It then prompted me to do a slight 5 to 10 degree shake of the steering wheel and there was no change of direction. I was wondering if it could be that the steering rack is shot and needs a rebuild. Anyone else ever have a problem like this?

What's been done before is the car just had a corner balance, I was actually just driving home from that. Also had all the steering components, bushings, control arms, trailing arms checked by two shops.

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This sounds dangerous. Are there any other associated noises/clunks when you steer back and forth through the steering slack? I've not heard of GT3 racks wearing out...much less all at once. I would get it on an alignment rack where the front end can be raised off the slip plates and thoroughly inspected.

Please let us know what you find.

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