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Old 25th September 2021, 17:19   #1
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Question Play in N/S rack

As per the title , I have found some play in the steering rack whilst checking for play whilst rocking the wheel from side to side , this however disappears when the engine is started ! I'm toying with the thought of getting a replacement inner track rod from DMGRS but before I do , has anyone had this issue and did replacing the track rod sort it ?

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As per the title , I have found some play in the steering rack whilst checking for play whilst rocking the wheel from side to side , this however disappears when the engine is started ! I'm toying with the thought of getting a replacement inner track rod from DMGRS but before I do , has anyone had this issue and did replacing the track rod sort it ?

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I've got slight play in my o/s steering rack inner ball joint , Had Mot advisory but not enough to cause a problem , Will have to change at some point
Obviously will feel the play by jacking the car up and rocking the front wheel at 3 and 9 o' clock
I have changed out one or two inner tie rod ends over the years with success
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Hi Steve , does the play disappear when the engine is started ?
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Have you tried rocking the other wheel ??---Could be, with the engine running, all the slack goes to one side.---
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Have you tried rocking the other wheel ??---Could be, with the engine running, all the slack goes to one side.---
I have and the O/S has no play
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Hi Steve , does the play disappear when the engine is started ?

Not actually tried running the engine while checking the play so can't answer that one .
Have you had somebody hold the steering wheel while you have checked for play ? May be worth further investigation by dropping the track rod end to check the looseness of the inner tie rod joint
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I think Iíll get the spannerís out later today and check if the arm feels loose when I disconnect the track rod end.
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