steering rack bushes - again..

AndyCook

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How much movement is there in the steering rack with brand new correctly fitted bushes - when steering turned side-side?

On my 80k mile vehicle, there is a couple mm movement of the rack - is this acceptable movement? or need replacement?
 

Chris

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Hardly any Andy on a full new set. But a couple of mm sounds like it's in tolerance. Is it a Milner set? Usually they are pretty firm. From experience I would say much more than 3 mm per side would raise interest from mot man.

Chris
 

AndyCook

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"Is it a Milner set? "

only had the vehcile a year, so don't know. I can only assume at 74k miles when i got it, they are the factory originals.
the are black! thats all i know.
 
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KZJ90

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Have you guys liked your polyurethane bushes (Milner´s)? What´s the feeling, is it harsher ride on rough road?

I should change mine too and wonder should I change rubber or polyurethane bushes...
 

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No difference in vibration or anything like that - no not harsher. Just much more accurate and positive when you turn the steering wheel. Very noticeable

Chris
 

Bounder

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Well worth doing, I did mine a few months back just before my DOE(commercial WOF) and it definately made the whole steering more precise, not harsh just more accurate.
I still feel that the steering is a little more vague than it used to be but with 253k miles it probably could do with new ball joints and track rod ends again.
 
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