They said they checked the tie rods. So if I get the steering rack replaced it will come with new inner tie rods?
Signs of a bad steering rack
If your car is wandering on the road, both at low speeds and high speeds, it’s a sign that the steering rack has gone bad. You’ll need to constantly correct the direction. However, the alignment will appear fine and there will be no excessive wear on the tires
With a bad steering rack there will tend to be a so-called “numb spot” in the center of the steering. Between about 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock there might be little response, which can be a certain indication that there are steering rack problems.
If the steering wheel shakes when moving at higher speeds, couple with too much play in the wheel, the steering rack has probably gone bad and needs to be replaced. Apart from anything else, the lack of control with a wheel shaking can prove to be dangerous, especially on freeways.
Power Steering Fluid
If your power steering fluid keeps going down, even after adding more, then it’s time to have the steering rack replaced. Check fluid levels regularly.
Last edited by steve333; 07-29-2012 at 07:15 PM.