I have replaced tie rod ends, rack ends, strut bushings, tires and aligned twice.
Still had a little tram lining issue. I run my tire pressure at MFG max so that has a lot to do with it.
But this week I replaced the steering rack bushings which helped the steering control even more.
The old ones looked ok, but I expect they were allowing some rack squirm and even a little clunk when hitting just the right bumps.
Ricochet Polyurethane Technologies of SoCa makes the bushings that I found on Ebay.
The replacement is pretty basic. Remove cover, use 17 mm socket to remove both clamps. Once the clamps are off, I was able to pull on the rack to move it out of the way a little allowing one to wrap the new split bushings around the rack . Align the arrows on the bushings just as the originals. Bolt the clamps and pan back on. Steer away.
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Last edited by dveneman; 07-15-14 at 10:44 AM..
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They didn't work out for me. I got lots of clunking and popping from the steering column with the poly bushings installed, so I put in a new pair of OEM rubber bushings instead. While down there I discovered that my car is missing the undercover that protects the steering rack. I guess I'll search CL listings for parts cars for one, as a new one is about $150.