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Old 08-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #21
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Please keep us updated because I recently depowered mine and might run into this problem later on.
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Wait, is this play only on depowered racks?

I've recently noticed a little play in my steering but don't have a power rack. I guess I'll keep an eye on this thread.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:30 AM   #23
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Please keep us updated because I recently depowered mine and might run into this problem later on.
Will do. Not sure I am going to get to it right away. I dont drive the car too much.
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:02 AM   #24
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I've had a de-power rack for quiet a while now, but ever since I've had the car it's had 10mm ish of wheel play. I hear from some seasoned enthusiast it;s normal. The only thing I have to really bitch about is when I do alignment the wheel is never straight when the car is straight. I set the toe no nearly 2 degrees from one another. Now I have one sided wear on my RA1 toyo.
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Straighten wheels, correct toe @ tie rod ends, pull airbag and unbolt steering wheel, center, re-torque down. Once the wheel is straight it's just a matter of adjusting toe with a small level on the wheel to balance steering vs toe.
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I fixed the toe problem. After getting her up on the rack I noticed that the outer tierod was destroyed. The wheel play even after adjustment is still persistent though.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:10 PM   #27
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After I depowered/welded my rack, slop was revealed on the intermediate shaft at the slip fit section(female end) in the engine bay. I think when you remove power assist it unmasks the existing wear. I tried lock-tite 262 but it didn't last long what so ever. It's going to be hard for pastes to dry and bond correctly in there. I am going to weld it one day.
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