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    Hi everyone well here is my question i hit a very large pothole and it appears that i have broke my inner tie rod passenger side, so do i try to fix the original, swap the part from my parts car, it has 248k on it not sure how good of shape the steering rack is in, or maybe try and find a new one (haha). Read some poats on this just not sure which direction i should go with this, thanks for everyones help in advance.

    Uglyed and the Steve, 89L 4spd weber carb, stock b3, no computer, averaging 48 mpg! Luv it
    The Steve, 89 L, 93 b3, 81 escort carbed, 5 spd now, metro 13s, 88 323 exh mani, very comfy Suzuki forenza front seats...47 mpg as long as it is above 40! LOL!

  • #2
    Just replace the inner tie rod . But the 88 89 are different then the 90 to 93.
    I run an 89 rack in my 91 and I get mine from rock auto.
    The auto parts stores will give you the later ones and the threads are different on the rack side.
    If your unsure if you have the original rack if it's steal it's the 88 89

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    • #3
      Thanks, parts car is a 93 was wondering if it was the same r not appreciate the info
      The Steve, 89 L, 93 b3, 81 escort carbed, 5 spd now, metro 13s, 88 323 exh mani, very comfy Suzuki forenza front seats...47 mpg as long as it is above 40! LOL!

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      • #4
        You can swap entire racks and it will work but in my experience the early rack bushings last much longer than the later ones that why my 90 and 91 both have 89 racks.

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        • #5
          If it were mine I'd replace all my Tie Rods & My LCA's. But thats just me
          Some people like to read fiction,I prefer to read repair manuals. Weird I know-
          Henry Ford: "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"
          Fuseable Link Distribution Block repair link

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          • #6
            Well further investigation reveals that the plastic bushing in the end of the rack has crumbled, anybody have a suggestion, ahould i just change out the rack or is that part available somewhere?

            Uglyed and the Steve
            The Steve, 89 L, 93 b3, 81 escort carbed, 5 spd now, metro 13s, 88 323 exh mani, very comfy Suzuki forenza front seats...47 mpg as long as it is above 40! LOL!

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            • #7
              I don't think there are bushings available but the festiva store can hook you up for an awesome price . Best price around on rebuilt racks.

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              • #8
                ^^^^^^ the Festiva store for sure, Ben can take care of your rack problem needs.
                An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

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                • #9
                  Thank you all will check the store out

                  Uglyed and the Steve
                  The Steve, 89 L, 93 b3, 81 escort carbed, 5 spd now, metro 13s, 88 323 exh mani, very comfy Suzuki forenza front seats...47 mpg as long as it is above 40! LOL!

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