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512TR steering rack removal

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by JIMBO, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. JIMBO

    JIMBO Formula 3
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Jim DeRespino
    I've just passed 800 miles since the major and this car seems to be running well. And NO leaks (yet).
    I've noticed a little play in the steering wheel. I seem to remember shimming the pinion with the rack in the car many years ago to tighten it up. Is this possible? I see nothing like this in the WSM.
    I also have another complete rack out of a 6000 mile car. Is there any trick to removal/replacement? It looks pretty straight forward in the service manual, but this IS a Ferrari. A quick step by step primer in rack removal would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Jimbo
     
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  3. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ
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    Mitchell Le
    I have not worked on a Testarossa directly. But in my experience, a manual steering rack is infinitely easier to remove than a power steering rack on a Ferrari, any Ferrari.
     
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Jim- You sure it is not just tie rod ends? A lot easier to replace than fiddling with the rack, especially since if tie rods is the problem, it is wasted effort.
     
  5. JIMBO

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    I have not checked yet, just enjoying the drive too much.
     

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