2004 - 2008 F-150

Replacing rack and pinion

 
  #1  
Old 05-06-2016, 10:40 AM
dont slow down's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 301
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Replacing rack and pinion

I posted this in the Other Powertrain section and got zero responses so I'll ask here. My rack is developing a tick in it. I traced the noise to the rack, most likely the input shaft. Has anyone replaced the rack themselves or know what would be involved? I'm wondering if its something I can do myself, dropping it out is easy enough but the hydraulic lines are what concern me, needing special tools or even crimping hoses?
 
  #2  
Old 05-06-2016, 10:44 AM
Technical Article Contributor
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: OH-IO
Posts: 4,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would think it would be a straight forward easy swap. There are just two hydraulic hoses, two tie rods, and two bolts, and maybe an electrical connector.
 
  #3  
Old 05-06-2016, 10:56 AM
Bluejay's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Burleson/Athens/Brownsboro, TX
Posts: 25,548
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I removed you other thread to eliminate confusion. Try using the search button above, and do an advanced search using "rack and pinion". I think you will find some threads on it and maybe some help. Also do a search using "steering shaft"
 
  #4  
Old 05-06-2016, 10:59 AM
Bluejay's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Burleson/Athens/Brownsboro, TX
Posts: 25,548
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
This might be of some assistance as well:

https://www.f150online.com/forums/ar...t-04-08-a.html

That is in the Articles and How To section.
 
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Replacing rack and pinion


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: