Steering rack knocking

silverestate

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Well time fore more repairs , got a knocking coming from the steering rack and bad centring of the car when driving .
I've had the car up on stands and no movement in the rod ends (inner or outer ) but backlash in the rack. :cry:

can't afford a new or recon rack this close to xmas so It'll have to be one from a breakers even if it just gets me through winter and the MOT (due in 2 months), my question is how do I tell what generation rack I have fitted now , or what generation rack was the car fitted with from new...I don't want to get caught out not having the correct wiring loom. after taking the sub frame off.

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Many Thanks for any help or tips.
 

Crasher

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ETKA indicates it was built 14.01.2008 with a Gen 2 rack so to fit a Gen 3 you would need the adapter harness 1K1 971 111 AJ which is £133.84
 

silverestate

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Remember, ETKA FI suggestion is not always correct but usually it is.
well you were correct this time ..as normal...
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with that mfg date it may have been the original rack.
anyway ended up getting a refurb gen2 rack locally for not much more than one from a breakers (once I'd taken the old rack to them).

no more loose and knocking steering.
One small victory.
 
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