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B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To
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Author:  90mtl [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:10 pm ]
Post subject:  B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

Figured I'd share this since the only relevant post I found had no picture.

This re-seal procedure is actually easier than removing the damn thing from the engine bay...

Disassemble steps:
1) Boot
2) Outboard Cap
3) Spline shaft cover (3 bolt)
4) Spline Shaft (hold it in your hand and tap on the rack body)
5) Adjustment Cap (2 bolt)
6) Spring retainer cap and the 2 wedged parts
7) Pull the Rod thru the outboard side.

Seal kit came from these guys:
http://www.pskits.com/catalog/-c-21_24.html

No special tools needed.

Guess images are worth a 1000 words, in the re-assembly order.

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Author:  fafwa45 [ Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

Sweet. Bookmarked.

Author:  thierryfabrice1 [ Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

thanks bookmarked!

Author:  gabriel.b [ Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

Very nice

Author:  Coreyj [ Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

I have a complete kit with everything to reseal a steering rack, including new boot. 8A1498020 is the kit number. usually go for over $100

Ill sell my kit w/boot for $50 shipped if anyone interested in sealing their rack.
email me coreyj03@gmail.com for fastest response.

Author:  motokraft [ Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

I might need to be doing this in the near future. Stupid newb question, is the b3 rack the same as b4? (90 20v sedan).

Author:  Coreyj [ Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

motokraft wrote:
I might need to be doing this in the near future. Stupid newb question, is the b3 rack the same as b4? (90 20v sedan).



there is a difference. an early b3 will be different from b4. a late b3 might be the same. pay close attention to the power steering hard line fitting location on the rack and you can tell the difference.

this is the reason i have an extra reseal kit. i bought the wrong one. fits b4 rack but not 1989 build date b3.

Author:  motokraft [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: B4 Steering rack Rebuilt kit - How To

Gotcha. Mine is an 02/90 build date. Still have to get the toe in fixed on the rear so I can drive it home, then I'll look into it!

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