Have a sloppy steering wheel? Fix that annoying steering wheel play and get back your awesome steering wheel feel by rebuilding your steering rack yourself.

It's easy and you can do it with some very basic tools.
Watch the video to see how it's done and how to replace the steering rack rubber boots, how to unstake and stake claw washers, how to replace the steering rack bushings with polyurethane ones and how to install new inner tie rod ends and outer tie rod ends.

I also show you how to remove the steering rack from your car and how to restore it by removing the rust with a wire wheel and repainting the steering rack.

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Comments

    • Billigan
      Billigan

      Most detailed rack and pinion instruction yet. Thank you.

      about 11 months ago
    • Joe Average
      Joe Average

      I want to refurbish the steering rack on a 2005 sequoia. Can you give me some tips? Or even better if you could do a seal kit on one of those that would be AWESOME. Thanks anyway for the effort and god bless.

      about 1 day ago
    • Justin
      Justin

      A full rebuild would replace all seals and o-rings. A little disappointed. Also put what car your are working on, not all racks are the same.

      about 9 days ago
    • Penta Comstat
      Penta Comstat

      Thank you mate enjoyed your video

      about 14 days ago
    • Solani Manamela
      Solani Manamela

      Thanks for this very good and detailed review. Can this be done on most cars? I have a 2013 ford figo that i wanna change the steering reck on but its too expensive. Is it possible to just do parts replacement only?

      about 18 days ago
    • driving 4 answers
      driving 4 answers In reply to Solani Manamela

      @Solani Manamela Exactly. Mine is manual and for older cars, you can't really diy something made in 2013 that easily

      about 18 days ago
    • Solani Manamela
      Solani Manamela In reply to Solani Manamela

      I did some research on it and i noticed its not as simple because it involves of lot of parts that have to be removed

      about 18 days ago
    • driving 4 answers
      driving 4 answers In reply to Solani Manamela

      It can be done on any car. But yours is power steering and that's a bit mire difficult

      about 18 days ago
    • Rajendra Verma
      Rajendra Verma

      Sir my gareg india

      about 21 day ago
    • Jonathan Rodriguez
      Jonathan Rodriguez

      Excellent you are very good mechanic and video editor.

      about 21 day ago
    • Dakota Figueroa
      Dakota Figueroa

      Before I saw this video. I honestly just took the rack end but didn’t count the amount of turns it took. I just took em right off 😓. Nd now I need advice on how do I put it back on precisely. On a 1996 Hyundai Accent

      about 23 days ago
    • driving 4 answers
      driving 4 answers In reply to Dakota Figueroa

      Just eyeball it and go have an alignment.

      about 23 days ago
    • Esberry Grey
      Esberry Grey

      Thank you for your very informed display of how to repair the rack end, I have been driving with mine for years only because I'm unable to get that part to replace.

      about 27 days ago
    • Bogdan PC
      Bogdan PC

      How to Tighten the Steering Rack Nut correct

      about 28 days ago
    • marky MArky
      marky MArky

      once my oil regulator( I'm not a mechanic, something like an oil regulator) blew and the result was the steering became loose. The mechanic at the time after fixing the oil issue told me not to worry about the steering, it's not going to come apart. just oil on some bushings. Now in your video, I see the steering rack is held onto the car by some bushings. I wonder if those were the bushings he was referring too? 95 sc400 lexus. Your comment?

      about 1 month ago
    • Un box Smart phone
      Un box Smart phone

      VW polo stearing rack repaired but still having bad noise

      about 1 month ago
    • Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
      Mrittunjoy Chowdhury

      So any idea where the knocking sound comes from on this steering rack on uneven roads ? Nice informative video

      about 1 month ago
    • Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
      Mrittunjoy Chowdhury In reply to Mrittunjoy Chowdhury

      @MadJDMTurboBoost those were the 1st things that come to mind.. so brand new shock absorbers with struts, bushings, ball joints have been replaced

      about 1 month ago
    • MadJDMTurboBoost
      MadJDMTurboBoost In reply to Mrittunjoy Chowdhury

      Are you sure its ur steering rack? Could be ur strut mounts. But if ur somehow certain that it's coming from ur power steering rack, then I guess ur bushings?

      about 1 month ago
    • Kevin O'Donnell
      Kevin O'Donnell

      Nice video,good detail

      about 1 month ago
    • MIKE ZOU
      MIKE ZOU

      Very good video thank you for your share

      about 2 months ago
    • MIKE ZOU
      MIKE ZOU

      Very good Video thank you for your shar

      about 2 months ago
    • Talha M
      Talha M

      What grease did you use for the rack?

      about 2 months ago
    • Talha M
      Talha M In reply to Talha M

      @driving 4 answers thanks

      about 2 months ago
    • driving 4 answers
      driving 4 answers In reply to Talha M

      Multipurpose grease. It's also called white lithium grease.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kamau Macharia Antony
      Kamau Macharia Antony

      I was asking if the stilrack bends can you make it street

      about 2 months ago
    • Havoc Suresh
      Havoc Suresh

      All car same or not?

      about 2 months ago
    • Pc Bahar
      Pc Bahar In reply to Havoc Suresh

      This is for the rack and pinion type.. If a recirculating ball type i think it's a little bit different..

      about 2 months ago
    • Mayra Mayra
      Mayra Mayra

      So you’re basically just replacing the inner and outer tie rods 😑 you don’t have to remove the whole rack unless you just want to paint it like you did. Anyways, good video.

      about 2 months ago
    • cosgrove notts
      cosgrove notts

      Mine has been electric for my last 3 cars. No messy oil

      about 2 months ago
    • hydengineer smz
      hydengineer smz

      Good job

      about 2 months ago
    • Muhammad Asif
      Muhammad Asif

      Steering Rack is an expensive part of vehicle.

      about 2 months ago
    • skappak1
      skappak1

      What about the seals?

      about 2 months ago
    • Angelo Marlon Manansala
      Angelo Marlon Manansala

      😍

      about 3 months ago
    • KHD AMD
      KHD AMD

      Great job. Go on bb

      about 3 months ago
    • Babar Rashid
      Babar Rashid

      nicely done.

      about 3 months ago
    • Malik Saadi
      Malik Saadi

      THANKS VERY MUCTH

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Mac
      Mr Mac

      That rack and pinion is simple to rebuild,no port holes,because fluid doesn't run through it.
      Hydraulic rack and pinion has lot more seals,a whole other ball game!

      about 3 months ago
    • GodSun Universe
      GodSun Universe In reply to Mr Mac

      So what know it all. He is just explaining this type of rack dam stop trying to discredit him shit

      about 2 months ago
    • Isaac B
      Isaac B

      How do you test a properly rebuilt and reinstalled ps rack ? You didn’t reinstall it.

      about 3 months ago