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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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TCP rack trouble

I've got about 15k miles on my rack and pinion from TCP, it was tight and felt great when new (zero steering wheel play) but now I've got a hood half inch of slop in the steering wheel. As per the tech advice I got from the manufacturer The pre-load has been reset to try and tighten things up. No dice, still loose. Anyone have any advice or know of any fix for this? Seriously considering ditching this rack and trying another brand.....
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 08:21 AM
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The only other rack I think I would use would be the Unisteer. What ever rack you use, it needs to mimic the drag link.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 10:13 AM
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My guess it isn't in the rack but in the linkage. Have someone turn the wheel back and forth and look for the play. My guess is a set screw is loose on a u-joint somewhere allowing the play. Could be anywhere on the shaft from the column to the rack including the connection to the rack itself.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 02:16 PM
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By preload, do you mean the yoke (what pushes the rack against the pinion)?
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