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      11-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Question Rack and pinion or not?

Just bout a 2009 335i xdrive the other day and after going over a small pot hole my suspension and steering wheel started to feel like it was tightening up not immediately after but hours later. I brought it to BMW and they said all this stuff needed to be replaced, R&P and U-Joint...anyone have any advice on this before I spend 2k on a rack and pinion?
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Can anyone help me here? The mechanic at BMW had said that sometimes the U-joints do go bad so it may be functional after he replaces the joint but he cannot tell unless he replaces the U-joint first...so hopefully its just the U-joint
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find an independent mechanic for a second opinion, or you can check it out for yourself. if your rack isn't leaking, then there shouldn't be a reason to replace it.

if the rack has a problem, it is much cheaper to get it rebuilt than replaced.

conclusion- if you leave the car at bmw, it will eventually get fixed at a high $$$$
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find an independent mechanic for a second opinion, or you can check it out for yourself. if your rack isn't leaking, then there shouldn't be a reason to replace it.

if the rack has a problem, it is much cheaper to get it rebuilt than replaced.

conclusion- if you leave the car at bmw, it will eventually get fixed at a high $$$$
Ok thanks dude that helps a lot...rack doesn't seem to be leaking and if it were do you know how I were to go about getting it rebuilt?

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Ok thanks dude that helps a lot...rack doesn't seem to be leaking and if it were do you know how I were to go about getting it rebuilt?
i don't but im sure if you post in the tri state section you will get some pretty good recommendations
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