Steering Rack

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Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi Has anyone got a steering rack for a 2.5 XM Thanks Shaun

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Dieselman » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:24 pm

I have a 2.1 rack, is a 2.5 one actually different, or just the track rods?
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by xmexclusive » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:38 am

Track rods and track rod ends are larger but interchangable.
Only restriction is each rod and end must be the same.

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:10 pm

I have got problem with my Mark 2 XM 2 The steering is very hard abut not all the time.They have checked all the hydraulics and think it is the rack I have my car at what used to be Medway Citroen Any ideas Shaun

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Do you think it could be track rod ends??? Shaun

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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 pm

How long has this been going on? Did the symptoms appear all of a sudden, or was it something that started small and then gradually became worse? Has any work been carried out on the hydraulic system?
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by White Exec » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:01 am

Air in the hydraulic fluid can produce stiff and notchy steering, and lack of smooth power assistance.
Might be worth checking this out.
After driving the car for a short while (or running the engine and moving the steering wheel) dip a sample of LHM from the reservoir with a small clear container. Fluid should not contain bubbles, even microscopic ones.
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by citroenxm » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:03 am

Siezing up uj joint can also cause issues too... useually lumpyness in sections
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Jan-hendrik » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:04 pm

Air in the hydraulic fluid can produce stiff and notchy steering, and lack of smooth power assistance.
Might be worth checking this out.
Yes, that's something I have experienced and had in mind when asking my questions.
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Re: Steering Rack

Post by Shaun17 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:11 pm

Jan-hendrik wrote:How long has this been going on? Did the symptoms appear all of a sudden, or was it something that started small and then gradually became worse? Has any work been carried out on the hydraulic system?
its happen over two months and the hydraulic pump has been changed.

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