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Manual Rack Swap guys HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Roboskittle, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Roboskittle

    Roboskittle New Member

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    Ok I have the manual rack already and am ready to install it. The problem I am having is this. The Manual Rack input shaft has a spline shaft on it that looks like a start with ass loads of points. The rack I pulled out of my car had a totally different looking shaft so it will not hook up to my Steering column. I will get pics today of what I am talking about and post them that way you are clear but what I need to know is when you swapped out racks did you pull something else off of the donor car that was connected to the rack???? Thank you.
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    i think you're gonna need the u-joint from an escort pony

    -jon
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    Roboskittle New Member

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    Yeah Im thinking the same thing. If I had pulled mine out of a car that would be no problem.
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    i'd toss something up in the junkyard watch forum, thats a pretty small/quick/easy part for someone to grab

    -jon
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    Here are the pictures.

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    Ok the piece on the right is what the old power steering rack that came out of my GT had. The piece on the left is what I need the part to have.

    [​IMG] This is the upper shaft on the part that comes on the escort and is the correct upper shaft for the part I need. The part that I pulled in the picture above came off of a 323 and has the wrong upper shaft and will not work.


    [​IMG] This is overall what the part looks like as a whole with the upper shaft on the left and the universal joint on the bottom.
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    does anyone knoew anywere else that we could find that steering coupler ( U-joint ) ???

    I cannot find any escort pony around here, it makes a while that those disapeared off our road because of massive rust, even regular 2nd gen are really really hard to find in decent condition

    can anyone help me point out a junkyard that might have one or any other solutions??

    I also need my car running for june 11th!!! so I need it fast...

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