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Old 10-20-2010, 08:22 PM   #15
Kubs
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Originally Posted by missamo80 View Post
I'm not sure I understand the concern. I didn't apply any more torque with the pipe wrench than you would need to apply with a crowfoot wrench. That's how much muscle it takes to unscrew and then re-attach the sucker.

Neil
My concern is twisting the rack into the pinion and damaging teeth. Any sort of twisting can damage the rack gear and then 5000 miles later you have to replace the rack assebly. I want to know if there are any long term effects doing it your way.
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