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#1 subyboy

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:25 AM

Just a quick one.
I need to replace the power steering rack bushings on my '91 Liberty.
Is it as easy as loosening the bolts, replacing the bushing and re-tightening?
What is the tightening torque, pretty bloody tight I presume?
Anything I should know about (like supporting the rack so it doesn't weigh down/lever anything out of place)?
Cheers,
Jean

#2 grossgary

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:47 AM

i've done this before and it's straight forward. don't recall what exactly i did but i wouldn't worry about it too much, i didn't do anything spectacular. drop those mounts, slide the old out/new in and bolt it back up. tigthen nice and snug, i'd never bother with a torque wrench on those.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:34 PM

just the rubber bushings? Take out the 4 bolts and slide off/on the bushings. Reinstall the bolts. No need to disconnect anything else - the rack will be loose enough to get at the bushings 35-52 ft-lbs or 48-66 Nm depending on which wrench you have

#4 subyboy

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:10 PM

Awesome, that's exactly what I was after.
Thanks guys!




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