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Old 09-20-2010, 12:56 PM
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Unhappy Rack and pinion leaking

I have a problem every time i back my car up it sounds like i run over a hose or popping sound i was told it was my control bushings? Aslo my rack and pinion is leaking? What does the rack do? and can i get away from replaceing it ?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:38 PM
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Rack and pinion basicaly control your steering. You turn the wheel, a pinion gear at the end of the shaft moves the rack gear turning your wheels left and right all assisted by hydraulics. Probably best to get it repaired if possible or replaced.

As for the control bushings I've never heard them pop before. Squeak yes, clank from wear yes...but I've never personaly heard them pop. Not to say that it cant happen though.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:09 PM
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The truck could have loose control arms and they would clunk as well as ball joints.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:49 PM
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You only hear it in reverse? Also, wheels straight, turned or does it matter?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:14 PM
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Now it still could be because the weight shifts. Could also be a U-joint as well.


Do you hear the sound from the front or the rear? Moving or still? Just placing in gear with foot on the brake? If you can't tell ask a friend (or wifey) to stand out side and listen to it and possibly look for the jumping (popping) part.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:40 PM
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or have friend or wifey sit in the car so that you actually know what you are seeing/hearing is correct (just an observation that no-one i ever ask for help like this seems to pay attention as good as i do . . .)
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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Or better yet, get the wifey (or girl friend) in the car with you and get the truck rockin so you can hear the problem, however if you do this you won't care about it!.....
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:19 PM
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lol thats a good idea too hydra
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