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Help Wanted in SLC: Blown Steering Rack

So I blew the steering rack and the dealer wants 1400 to replace it, I could do it myself for about 250 + an alignment and get a new impact gun for that cost lol. But im a student at the U and its cold and I do not feel comfortable doing the job in the dorms parking lot in the cold with possible snow. SO... anyone have a garage or a helping hand within an hour or 2 of SLC will provide beer and a good conversation lol!!
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I replaced mine last year, but had a shop do it, so I don't think I would be much help. I think it cost me $400-500 for labor, fluid, and an alignment afterward.

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$1400 is a joke. Find another shop if you can't find anywhere to do it yourself. No way it should cost that much.

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I live in Orem, itís a ways away but Iíd be willing to help/learn how to do this. Iíve got a 2 car garage we could use, as well as ratchets and sockets. Iíve got family coming to town this week/weekend, but after that Iím pretty flexible.


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Thereís also a Utah Xterra Facebook group, quite a few members live in slc.


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I am willing and likely available to help out, but don't have a place to do it. I actually just replaced the steering rack bushings on my Xterra with SuperPro polys, which is about half of the battle of replacing the entire rack anyway. It was an awful job to do by myself. You might as well install some poly bushings while you are replacing the rack--they are a really nice upgrade and only $60 from Offroad Gorilla.
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That's actually not a horrible price from the dealer - assuming they are selling you a new rack and the necessary alignment. That being said, I would not pay dealer prices for that work.

I replaced mine back in 2011 using a re-manufactured rack from Rock Auto. Their prices including the core charge were cheaper than the bricks and mortar parts stores price without the core charge.

To remove the mounting bolts, I used a long handle combination wrench - the Harbor Freight set is perfect for this job. I pushed on the wrench with my feet, and that broke the bolts loose.

FYI, I also replaced my outer tie rod ends at the same time. The new rack already had good inner tie rods installed.
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I live in Orem, itís a ways away but Iíd be willing to help/learn how to do this. Iíve got a 2 car garage we could use, as well as ratchets and sockets. Iíve got family coming to town this week/weekend, but after that Iím pretty flexible.


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Yeah I have final exams coming up and going home as well, what does your schedule look like for early January? My phone number is 404-788-6348
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An impact wrench is MUST if you take this job on. I replaced my rack bushings last year and took the mounting bolts off the old fashioned way. Even with a small cheater bar there wasn't enough room to get any leverage, it took hours and by the time I was finished I was so exhausted I could barely pick up my tools. If you need new sway bar bushings or links it would be a good time to do those too since you have to remove the bar to get to the bolts.
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