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i just had similar problem. i also thought rack and pinion, but it turned out to be just a suspension link loose. relativley cheap to replace at $40 each side. good luck!

check ball joints, If they get really worn they will rattle. jack up the front and place a hand on top and on bottom of your tire and try to move it back and forth.

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Q: If when you hit a bump in the road the front end of the car rattles and sometimes it does it when you are just driving is this rack and pinion trouble?
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