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Old 04-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #61
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Funny because my car started scaring me the other day and it looks like this is the issue, but I was in acura just yesterday and he had no problem getting the bolts and washers. I didn't purchase it because the u-joint is like 170...lol I'll get it all eventually but that car will be resting for the summer I have more pressing things with the new one...
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:16 AM   #62
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so this is why my steering wheel is crookede ? i had my steering rack replaced and when i got it back they said it was my alignment, went to get my alignment done - they said my rack was on wrong, so i got that fixed, now i need an inner tie rod, i ordered all new inner/outter tie rods, gonna replace them this saturday, should my steering wheel be strait after that ? its about (almost) a 1/2 turn to the right, and i been driving like this for months now.
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Sounds kind of like the rack wasnt straight with the steering wheel when the yolk was attached. Honestly a good alignment shop should be able to fix that. If the car goes straight and doesn't pull you can remove the steering wheel and line it up properly like that.
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its about (almost) a 1/2 turn to the right, and i been driving like this for months now.
If your rear B radius arms are bent, that will cause this to happen. You can just look a them and see if they are bent or not. The skinny bar that is in the rear of the rear hub and attaches to the back of the rear sub frame is the B radius arm. When they tow Legends on flat-beds, they put the tow hook on them and bend the hell out of them.
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thanx for all responses, put the new inner/outter tir-rods in, adjusted, got my 1/8 inch tow, got my steering wheel as strait as its gonna get, was gonna b a cheap-ass and do a at-home alignment, but ill save it for the pros !
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This is the method that I use for re-installation so that there is no pressure put on the universal joint that could cause it to bind:

Install both tie rods and the passenger's side bracket and tighter.

Center the steering wheel and center the front wheels the best you can (push up on the left side of the rack to prevent geometric distortions from the hanging rack)
Install the universal joint on the column shaft with a NEW factory bolt. Leave the bolt loose and the joint able to slide up and down the shaft.
While holding the rack up with your left hand, slide the universal joint onto the rack stub shaft. Fully bottom the joint out on the shaft and with a light inspect to see that the bolt key way is properly aligned with the bolt hole. Install a NEW factory bolt and star washer from the dealer in the bolt hole and tighten a few turns (don't tighten it all the way).
Line up the bolt holes on the bottom of the rack and install the stiffener (the aluminum plate with all of the 14mm bolts in it). Do not use an impact gun on the bolts as it will strip the soft aluminum subframe and do irreparable damage.
After the stiffener is installed go back and tighten the two new bolts you installed in the universal to the proper torque.

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So, is this a nessesary step when changing tie rods or a preferred method to changing the bolts & washers on the universal joint? I ask because my universal joint's boot has been ripped since my purchase just over 3 years ago, making it harder to turn due to no lube. My tie rods need replacing due to play (can't pass inspection) so I want to know can I change the universal joint along with the tie rods in the process?
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In order to remove the universal joint the rack has to be loosened and dropped slightly. Changing the tie rods has no bearing on that job so expect to pay a lot more to have that done. Personally I don't think that joint will make your wheel turn harder. If that joint is bad I have seen it to cause play or make a noise when turning. That issue of turning harder sounds more like the rack or power steering pump.
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