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Steering Rack ends

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Rick G
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Steering Rack ends

Post by Rick G » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:54 am

Greetings to the long lost world of X5.
The steering rack ends have had the fritz on the E53 and need replacing and when reading up on the subject I see that a "special tool" is needed to get at the nut or whatever it is called to get the rack ends out. Being of Scots decent I don't want to splash out on something that is a once only job so can anyone tell me the size of the appropriate spanner then I can probably modify an existing tool that has had little use.
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Steering Rack ends

Post by Themoog2 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:10 pm

I didn’t use a special tool when I did mine. Just some big ass spanners and / or adjustable wrench. Easy.

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Steering Rack ends

Post by Rick G » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:51 pm

Thanks I saw that a special tool was required and the drawing of it looked as if it was a thin end to get into a tight spot but if normal tools like a hammer and axe are all that is needed then i should be fine.

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