2000 Concorde steering rack

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by oldcarnut, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. oldcarnut

    oldcarnut Guest

    Well, the steering rack has pretty much locked up so it's time to
    change it out.We have the 2.7 engine, with standard P/S, 129k miles.
    Anyone out there with experience in doing this have any helpful (time
    saving, knuckle saving) hints? Thanks in advance.
    oldcarnut, Aug 28, 2008
  2. oldcarnut

    kmath50 Guest

    I have not done one my self, but have picked up the following from my

    Use Liquid Wrench or equivalent on the hose connections before trying
    to disconnect them.

    Use a only a *line wrench* on the connections to prevent damage to the

    It's probably a good idea to flush the system with new fluid to keep
    deposits from going
    into the new rack. This can be done after disconnecting the input line
    to the rack, and
    putting it into a bucket.

    The toe-in will probably need adjustment after installation of the new
    rack. There is probably
    a procedure somewhere to get it close enough so that the car can be
    driven to an alignment shop.

    kmath50, Aug 29, 2008
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