I Install this Myself?
you can. Installing racks, pumps or gearboxes requires no
special tools. You should have some experience with cars,
and a full set of standard tools for your
estimated time for most racks and gearboxes is about 2-4
hours. You should leave yourself about 4-5 hours to install
most racks or gearboxes. This is very dependent on the
vehicle. Newer vehicles, or very compact vehicles take
longer to complete because it is harder to get to the
will generally need to jack up the car on both sides, so you
should have two floor jacks.
highly recommend you obtain a guide book for your specific vehicle
to assist you in the installation. This is crucial to
completing the job in the right amount of time.
sure to check other components of the steering system such as the
hoses and the pump. These parts should not need to be
replaced during a rack or gearbox installation unless the visibly
look bad or seem to be causing additional
Flushing and checking the fluid is crucial to the process.
Deterioration due to bad fluid is far and away the number one
cause of steering problems. We will include some basic
instructions for this.
the car aligned following installation is a personal
decision. You may need to drive the car a little and
determine for yourself if that is needed. There is no
do not have guide books or provide support for the actual
installation. We can help you troubleshoot if you are having
problems. The guide book should cover everything you
I buy from you and have a Mechanic or Shop Install?
mechanics will install parts that you buy other places, you just have to call
them first to make sure.
that you call about 3 shops and get their estimate of the time and their shop
rate. This will give you an idea of what is reasonable. Times may
vary depending on whether they are adding an alignment, you may want
wary of mechanics that start to compete in prices to get you to buy
theirs. Like all of us, they have access to very poor quality
parts and will often install those parts just to get you to buy from
them. Every part we sell is the highest available quality at
We can ship straight to your Mechanic to save time and avoid the hassle of
having to be home for UPS.
we cannot recommend mechanics for liability reasons.
Free to call or email with further questions.
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