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Join Date: Mar 2003
Before you go changing the steering rack, check out your tie rod ends. Jack up the front of the car, then grip each front wheel at the front and back. Rock it side to side and see which bits move and how much play you've got before the wheel engages the steering column. If the tie rod moves, it's probably the rack, but if you get play between the wheel and the tie rod, the tie rod end is cactus.
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes
Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash