How do you get the inner tie rod off the rack and pinion on a 96 ford Taurus without removing the rack and pinion?
Remove the boot covering the end of the steering rack, There should be a thin flat washer between the tie rod and the steering rack that is flattened over the end of the inner tie rod end. Pry up the flattened points, unscrew the tie rod and reinstall.
Elevate the car on a jack. Remove the nuts in the inner and outer tie rods. Loosen all nuts in the bulkhead hole cover. Take the lower joint offÊthe old rack and pinion. Detach the fluid pipes and mounting bolts. Remove the rack and pinion. Install the new ran and pinion and replace the mounting brackets. Connect the power steering fluid pipes. Align the lower shaft.
What is the preload on the pinion bearing and the backlash on the crownwheel and pinion inside the rear differential of a 1997 ford explorer 4 wheel drive?
The shim between the inner bearing and the pinion is critical and if it's lost you need special tools to set the pinion depth. replace the bearings and seal with an new crush sleeve thighten the pinion nut until the sleeve crushes and you can't move the pinion up and down. Then very slowly tighten the pinion nut checking the rotational torque. You will need an inch pound torque wrench, when the preload is correct…