About Steering Rack Mounting Bushings Replacement
What are steering rack mounting bushings? Steering rack mounting bushings are steel sleeves wrapped in neoprene rubber. These sleeves or bushings surround every mounting point of your vehicleäóťs steering rack in order to dampen the vibrations and excessive feedback in the steering wheel. How do you know your steering rack mounting bushings need to be replaced? You may feel a clunk in your steering wheel or column Diminished responsiveness of steering Steering jerks are inconsistent How is your steering gear adjuster plug replaced by a mobile mechanic? The vehicle is lifted on jack stands and the defective steering rack mounting bushings are removed. The new steering rack mounting bushings are installed and the vehicle is removed from the jack stands. The vehicle is started and checked for steering rack operation. How important is it to have your steering gear adjuster plug replaced? If your bushings are damaged or worn you may have trouble driving your vehicle.