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Steering box question
Posted 01 October 2003 - 09:35 PM
According to the parts store, there are two different tie rods available and two different boots. One is for constant gear ratio steering boxes and the other is for variable gear ratio steering boxes. Which is which? Logic says variable is manual but it's a special order and it could be an expensive guess. If it was the same side for both, I'd order both but I need RH side tie rod on the DL and LH side on the GL.
BTW, they want $20 for the boots at the parts house and $60 for the tie rods, so if any one has a better source, pls let me know.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 09:51 PM
if the cars arent being driven, i would probably take the tierod and boot into the store, and compare it with what they have.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 04:15 AM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 01:03 PM
my car was a manual rack, and my parts were from a power rack. but the threads are different, the manual had male threads and the power had female(i think, one way or the other)
anyway, it was a homosexual thread that would not work between power and manual
but that should be one of the differences.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:41 PM
Unfortunately, not many junkyards around here have Subarus on 'em. That can be taken as both a good and bad sign. Meaning that the older 'Rus available are running and on the road. But there aren't too many of them to result in some being boneyard material.
No tie rods on the shelf at the parts stores here - special order only - so couldn't walk in with one and compare it. Good thought though.
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