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Q:how would I remove and install rack and pinion bushing?
A:Installation Instructions: 1. Make sure the vehicle is in park, that the emergency brake is on and that you have blocked wheel movement before raising the rack and beginning work. You are going to be replacing seven pieces: two larger bushings and a sleeve on the driver side of the rack, two smaller, shorter bushings and a sleeve in the middle of the rack and a D-shape bushing near the passenger side wheel. 2. Size the socket wrench correctly, or risk rounding off and ruining bolt heads. Remove the three main bolts: left, middle and right, which hold the rack on the frame of the vehicle. Use the appropriately sized socket and wrench for your particular vehicle. 3. Ease the rack forward slightly using a short pry bar just enough to access the backside of the bushings. Do not apply any pressure to the breakable side of the rack with the pry bar. 4. Replacing rack and pinion bushings now can potentially save money later. Allow the loosened rack to hang by the tie rods and steering shaft, while you access and remove the larger D-shaped bushing first. Simply remove the bolts at the top and bottom holding it in place. 5. Check to make sure either a water hose, fire extinguisher or other fire smothering device is on hand. Light the propane torch and gently apply the heat to the metal inner sleeves of the bushings inside the rack. When the bushings get soft enough, remove the inner sleeve with your pliers. Do not panic if the rubber smokes or even flames up a little; this is necessary to get them out. 6. Think of bushing as rubber padding for metal parts. Use the pliers to remove any remaining rubber from the rack once the inner sleeves are out of the way. Also wipe away any rubber still present. Grease the new bushings well, inside and out. 7. Insert the bushing halves into their correct holes on the rack, then push in the inner sleeves using a hammer or mallet to gently tap them flush with the bushing. Install the D-shape bushing and cap, then bolt the rack back into place. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
Q:How does this part mount?
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Q:where? exactly dose the Rack & Pinion Bushing go on a 2000 Honda Civic 5spd and do this auto part help the car gain stability?
A:Yes, this auto part helps the car gain stability. The rack is just in front and above the front axle housing. It is connected to the front axle by way of a long metal bracket with four retaining bolts. The bracket holds the rack approximately an inch off the front axle housing. The steel column feeds into a flexible joint that houses a pinion gear.