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Old 07-26-2009, 06:52 AM
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Never replaced a rack and pinion on a vehicle in my life- I know two other people with the same year truck and have similar problems.... TSB? Recall?
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I've got a 02 Ram 4x4 and relaplaced my rack about 12000km ago. The original blew an end seal and I put in an after market to save a few bucks. Now the replacement has crapped out and I'm faced with a problem. The truck has a 2" torsion lift, to level it, and I'm wondering if the slight increase in angle is causing the breakdown. The original part lasted, with the leveling, for a long time before it failed. Now do I ruturn it to stock hight or drop the $ on the Dodge parts?

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Aftermarket reman stuff is usually more problematic than Mopar reman parts because they only fix whats broken when the tear into it where Mopar will replace all seals, pistons, etc. There are no bullitens or recalls for that problem.
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Before my accident my steering rack was leaking on my '03 Ram 1500 Hemi, but I wasn't planning on fixing it just yet. I still had my sights on a Corsa or Borla cat-back that unfortunately never happened. Anyways, I wouldn't call it a DIY kind of job unless you have an automotive background and the proper tools and equipment. And as always, this is something that I have to agree with Remerson on and say stick to OEM. You can't imagine what kind of aftermarket garbage is available these days at ridiculously low pricing. But considering the labour involved there's no sense doing the job twice.
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Before my accident my steering rack was leaking on my '03 Ram 1500 Hemi, but I wasn't planning on fixing it just yet. I still had my sights on a Corsa or Borla cat-back that unfortunately never happened. Anyways, I wouldn't call it a DIY kind of job unless you have an automotive background and the proper tools and equipment. And as always, this is something that I have to agree with Remerson on and say stick to OEM. You can't imagine what kind of aftermarket garbage is available these days at ridiculously low pricing. But considering the labour involved there's no sense doing the job twice.

Actually, my ex and I had good results with the aftermarket rack we bought and installed on their '97 Dak. Even aligned the truck ourselves and then put it on the alignment rack for grins and giggles.....we were well within spec. What made it difficult for us as a DIY was not being able to get the truck up higher to work on it.

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Actually, my ex and I had good results with the aftermarket rack we bought and installed on their '97 Dak. Even aligned the truck ourselves and then put it on the alignment rack for grins and giggles.....we were well within spec. What made it difficult for us as a DIY was not being able to get the truck up higher to work on it.

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Girl, there are several keys notes about your experience that you're forgetting to mention. You have an automotive background, you're Cajun crazy and you probably had a few drinks before, during and after the entire process.

So, how's that other "rack" of yours doing? By the way, it's 1:18AM and you're still up?
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Girl, there are several keys notes about your experience that you're forgetting to mention. You have an automotive background, you're Cajun crazy and you probably had a few drinks before, during and after the entire process.

So, how's that other "rack" of yours doing? By the way, it's 1:18AM and you're still up?
Now who's got the sense of humor eh? That's pretty funny there man! Cajun crazy, well yeah, and the only way you really can work on something, at least at home and on your own time anyway, is with a few good beers. That way, when you do lose half your knuckles, all the curse words come out backwards and it doesn't hurt near as badly!

As for the "other rack," still sitting proudly atop my, ahem, ball haha (I'm loving those "darn redneck" stares I get going down the highway ) and for the time being at least, I am working at night. Somebody has to play hall monitor where I work, lol!

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Now who's got the sense of humor eh? That's pretty funny there man! Cajun crazy, well yeah, and the only way you really can work on something, at least at home and on your own time anyway, is with a few good beers. That way, when you do lose half your knuckles, all the curse words come out backwards and it doesn't hurt near as badly!

As for the "other rack," still sitting proudly atop my, ahem, ball haha (I'm loving those "darn redneck" stares I get going down the highway ) and for the time being at least, I am working at night. Somebody has to play hall monitor where I work, lol!

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Girl you so crazy I nearly spewed hot chocolate out of my nostrils and onto my monitor! Heh heh! Well, too bad for your ex 'cause he no longer gets to appreciate the rack on what would've been his ball.
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