Common Causes of Damaged Rack and Pinion Threads
Common Causes of Damaged Rack and Pinion Threads
Application:
Problem:
All vehicles with Power Rack & Pinion Steering Systems.
Damage to threads/housing during installation of the power
steering hoses.
Cause:
Cross-threading or over-tightening of the power steering hose fittings.
Solution:
Clean and inspect the power steering hose fittings.
• DO NOT use power steering hoses that are cracked, chaffed, soft
or have damaged fittings.
• Install new “O” rings if applicable. Lubricate with new fluid
recommended for your vehicle. CAUTION: DO NOT USE THREAD
SEALING TAPE OF ANY KIND ON THE FITTINGS!
Note:
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•
Finger-tighten all power steering hose fittings prior to tightening to
final torque.
•
Torque power steering hose fittings to manufacturer’s specifications
for your vehicle.
•
Flush system using fluid approved for your vehicle according to
instructions provided with the replacement rack & pinion and
service manual.
Damaged threads/housing due to improper installation will
VOID THE WARRANTY.
TT 22-0004N Rev1
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