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Steering Rack Service

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mmt

I have my steering rack off the car. Is there any way to service it with oil/grease it is a non PAS unit.

 

Thought it would be an easier job now it is off the car.

 

Thanks.

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Tom Fenton

Yes you can strip it and re grease.

However the best thing you can do is throw it in the bin and fit something with a faster ratio. The standard rack at 3.9 turns lock to lock is awful.

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mmt

Thanks Tom. How do I re-grease it? There is some kind of s lid with two bolts in it is that Where the new grease goes in?

 

I am ok with How it turns. :-)

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Miles

I'd strip it down, replace the Nylon bush & Seals, Arms and Boots and grease when re-building

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Juttie205

You can change the bearing but its not straight forward sadly.

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Alan_M

Thanks Tom. How do I re-grease it? There is some kind of s lid with two bolts in it is that Where the new grease goes in?

 

I am ok with How it turns. :-)

 

Be careful taking that 'lid' off. There is a spring behind it that can ping off.

 

Probably the easiest thing to do is peel back the gaitors and bung some grease in, working the rack full lock each direction.

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mmt

Thanks for the warning. What Does the spring do? Already took the lid off. I guess it should be clean behind the lid. Thought that grease went in there!?

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hoodygoodwood

There is only a bush at one end of the rack , at the other end the spring pushes the rack ( via a nylon bush ) onto the pinion gear . Not sure what type of grease to recommend - too thick and it just pushes off the mating parts - too thin and it will just drip off .

Any recommendations for grade of grease as I will be rebuilding a PAS rack myself soon ?

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jackherer

VW supply a specific grease for steering racks, you can get it on ebay and presumably from VAG dealers.

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Miles

Non PAS bush is a piece of cake to change

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DamirGTI

MoS grease is what i found recommend for steering racks in OE service manual for Citroën's (zx , bx ,xm , xantia , xsara etc. ) so same as Peugeot .

 

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