How to Replace a Power Steering Rack

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Power Steering Rack. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Drain Pan
  • Fluid Evacuator
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering Rack

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $276.01 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $823.71 parts and labor

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  • Park the car on flat surface and apply parking brake.
  • Taking help from owner’s manual, find the position of the power steering reservoir in the engine compartment.
  • Evacuate the power steering reservoir with the help of fluid evacuator.
  • Lift the front of the vehicle with jack and secure the vehicle on jack stands. Use logs behind the rear wheels.
  • Unfasten the lug nuts and take the front wheels off from the vehicle.
  • Take away the outer tie rod cotter pins and also slacken off the tie rod end castle nut.
  • Take a tie rod end removal tool and remove the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  • Lock the steering wheel in a straight forward position. Detach the steering column from the power steering rack.
  • Detach the power steering lines from the power steering rack.
  • Unsecure the bolts holding the power steering rack and take it out.
  • Take a new power steering rack and install it by reversing the process.
  • Fill the power steering reservoir with fresh fluid.
  • Switch the engine on and wait for some time.
  • Switch off the engine after some time and check the fluid level again in the reservoir. Refill if needed.

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