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Old 11-13-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 143
My Ride: 325 sedan
cross threaded steering rack threads

Hi guys, seriously stressed out at a mistake I have made while servicing the car.

I was flushing the steering rack and while doing so, I managed to cross thread the thread on the steering rack. I didnít realise this at the time but it became apparent later on. Anyway, what do I now do to rectify this problem?

One source says that the rack has to be renewed and all pipe work associated to the pipe work also has to be renewed. Is this true? The shrapnel that I would of got into the system cannot be that much. Can it really cause that much of a problem?

If so, would it not suffice to just have the threads rebuilt on the rack, get it flushed, remove all pipe work get it flushed and remove pump and get it flushed?

Please advise. Also a diy for removing the rack would also be great.
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