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      10-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by nmswenson View Post
I fugred out what the problem was with mine. I unbolted the track bar and sway bar links and tested the steering that way to see if I could isolate the rack as the problem. I didn't make any difference in the sound. I then went to remove the steering rack and found the two mounting bolts loose! About 30K miles ago I installed aftermarket downpipes and had to unbolt the steering rack to install them. They must of just worked themselves loose. I put some blue locktite on them and retightened. Everything is great now. Steering is much smoother, no noise, and the ride is much quieter. Sure glad it was an easy fix!
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same here! the noise is completely gone now
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      04-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #24
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This thread should be made a sticky. I was ready to buy a new steering rack and kept reading and reading the forums because I had never heard a steering rack make that kinda noise when bad. I finally found this thread, tried to the bolts as a last resort and what do you know it freaking WORKED!!

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Yup, just wanted to report that as of 15 min ago i was also suffering from the exact same issue…

My driver side rack mounting bolt was very loose… tightened it back down and now its perfect!!!

Im going to order a new set of bolts and nuts and replace the current set to be safe that it does not happen again and ensure that i use lock tight.

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I wish someone made a thread before I had this issue so I might not have to replace my rack lol...oh well, at least it helped you guys out :d
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      06-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #27
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I am currently having the same issue, thanks for the posts, I will recheck all the bolts and engine mounts this coming up weekend, hope its a simple fix and not the actual steering rack going out. I occasionally get the steering wheel yellow light with the double sided arrows popping up when i remove the key so i hope there isn't any other issues…
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