not sure if this is the right place to ask a couple of questions. I am in the middle of "rebuilding" my 1972 240z steering rack.
I fully disassembled the rack and ordered up new inner tie rods from Amazon for $62.00 each: LINK HERE
Questions as follows.
1. There were a total of Four shims as seen in the pic. Two thicker ones, and two thin ones. The thin ones look to have disintegrated on one half from rust. Is there any replacements available, or can I safely throw them away and move on? I have never done this before. Dont laugh please.
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2. The new inner tie rods, unlike the old ones, dont seem to need the springs and pressure plates, and are instead a one piece unit with their own set preload. Can i toss this hardware? As I fear it will just be loose and rattle around if I put it back inside the rack.
3. Lastly, I want to very much remove the bearings inside the rack as seen in the picture, but even using a pick with a 90 degree bend and inserting it, I cannot seem to pull the bearing out. Seems pressed in. Anyone know of a way to pull them out?
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Edit: ANSWER: Use a "Blind Puller"
Edited by appleslicer, A week ago.