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    Default Steering rack

    Hi Iím in the process of removing my steering Rack to get it refurbished,
    I have removed it fro the car but cant get the steering rods off at the Center union
    Any Avice?Steering rack-c023ca19-f388-4f2b-b04e-4b02f28cb481.jpg

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    Hi
    The fitting there is on a taper from memory.
    Run the nut back on till level with end of stud.
    Place a piece of wood on it and give it a sharp tap.Or use a puller to put a bit of pressure on it and likewise a sharp tap should release the taper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Hi
    The fitting there is on a taper from memory.
    Run the nut back on till level with end of stud.
    Place a piece of wood on it and give it a sharp tap.Or use a puller to put a bit of pressure on it and likewise a sharp tap should release the taper.
    Do you mean it is like a ball joint taper? I tried a puller but the one i have did not grip properly.Steering rack-84e74240-a6b4-4d5a-b149-7f54db60c0ba.jpg

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    Just did that job. We needed a hydraulic puller to get it off. Yes it is tapered

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    Try twisting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Try twisting it.

    Roger
    Ive tried twisting it but no go and I a bit scared how much force to put on it, don’t want to break anything.

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    Can’t you just leave them on and let the pro sort it out? I left mine on when I sent it off! Zip tie them to rack, rotate the spline on shaft to push out the fluid so it doesn’t leak everywhere too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Can’t you just leave them on and let the pro sort it out? I left mine on when I sent it off! Zip tie them to rack, rotate the spline on shaft to push out the fluid so it doesn’t leak everywhere too.
    Yer think that may be the go.

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    You can put a fair bit of force on it. It won't break easily. Heave on both arms at the same time. Pullers are for situations where you can't twist it.

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    Get a cheap pitman arm puller like this. It will work a treat.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tie-Rod-End...oAAOSwH09ZHPFX
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    Thanks guys after a night with some lubricant i gave it a twist and vit popped off easy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by robo View Post
    Thanks guys after a night with some lubricant i gave it a twist and vit popped off easy..
    Hmm.

    Are we allowed to discuss intimate things like this on AF?

    Lubricant, you say?
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    [QUOTE=garyk;1566500]Hmm.

    Are we allowed to discuss intimate things like this on AF?

    Lubricant, you say?[/QUOTE\

    Maybe i should have worded that differently

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