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    Loose Steering Rack - What does it mean?

    This is just a general question...

    What does it mean when someone on an auto discussion states "need to tighten the steering rack"?

    What exactly are they tightening? Is this something that needs to be checked? How would you do this?

    Thanks...

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    Re: Loose Steering Rack - What does it mean?

    Just saw this post/question...............

    In the Seville line (not sure about Eldorado/Deville) there was a TSB back in ???2004??? or so that talked about a recall and fix for loose steering racks and the attendant rattling and loss of control (!). Had something to do with improper rack mounting bolt torque..................

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    Re: Loose Steering Rack - What does it mean?

    On many manufacturers steering racks there is a preload adjustment, though it rarely needs to be touched from the factory setting.

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