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Old 02-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by JMD787 View Post
His financial loss will be made up in a few years when the Accord has a resale value that a Focus owner could only dream of.

Original poster it sounds like your second steering rack was a defective unit as well, or was installed incorrectly. I remember reading about a year ago when my car had the steering gear replaced that even if the replacement steering gear was good, if it is over-torqued during installation it will have the same issues. I was VERY concerned about this seeing that so many techs have no regard for proper torque specs.
I unfortunately believe you are correct and that it was not torqued to spec. Seeing how the service department at the dealer which replaced my rack is run, it is a very big possibility it was not torqued correctly.

I too was fearful of this happening when it was getting installed...
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