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dsumners

944 Steering Rack Rebuild

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I recently resealed the steering rack on my '84 944. Instead of disconnecting the tierods completely, I simply disconnected the inners, then I had an assistant hold the rack securely as I reattached the inner tierods. Don't forget to peen the tierod end to the rack! Doing this in this manner meant that I had not altered the alignment in any way (Or, so little I sure can't tell). Also, the rubber boots should have been taken off to clean or replace. You can force these over the inner end, they end up inside out. Flip them back over and you are good to go.

When filling the system back up with fluid fill the reservoir, start the car for about 3 - 5 seconds and shut it off. Check and add fluid. Now start the engine and move the steering back and forth end to end, check the fluid again.

Clean the rack parts, hoses, reservoir, etc.. Clean them again!

Edited by dsumners

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