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Does this Steering Rack Look Correct

Had a low speed impact with tire wall at about 15 mph. Snapped inner tie rod, bent outer tie rod spherical end and taper bolt. Upon removal the location of the inner tie rod attachment looks unusual to me. Can anyone comment from experience if this is correct?

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Any opinion on OEM refurbished units vs. the AGR racks for replacement?

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I've seen too problem stories about AGM to trust them, on the other hand, most remanned racks are a crap shoot where you have no idea what steering feel you're going to get out of them. Best bet IMO is to look for a used, un-rebuilt 03/04 Cobra rack and have it rebuilt locally if need be. Short of that, your best bet in the reman world is the specific part number Cardone 22-2000 which should come with the correct Cobra internals IF the parts house goes to the trouble of getting it, instead of substituting any old SN95 rack because "it'll fit".
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Thanks for the advice. I will look around a bit before picking up a Cobra reman unit. I have about 4 months of winter weather to wait out

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What brand is the bumpsteer kit on the car?

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Maximum Motorsports. Just ordered the torque arm along with replacement bumpsteer kit.

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Just FYI as a public service announcement, Rockauto has Cardone remanufactured racks by the specific part numbers now. They show them as SPR-ZM and SPR-ZK in the catalog so it appears that they have caught on to the situation with these racks and started catering to the market. I ordered one of the SPR-ZM units yesterday and it was $118 plus core charge and $23 to ship. A used SPR-ZK from LKQ is about $80 plus $50 shipping and they currently show no SPR-ZM units on their site. I figure for that price it is a good gamble to try the Cardone, if it sucks I will have it torn apart locally and redone right or just throw it in the trash and try another.
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Thanks. That is what I thought. An entire pile of tires can be incredibly hard, once they all compress together.

You might pull the spool valve assembly out of the steering rack and save it. I'm assuming that it is out of a 1995 Mustang GT. The link below shows how to remove it.

http://web.archive.org/web/200505240...rackclock.html

It can be swapped into another SN95 steering rack as an assembly.

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Just FYI as a public service announcement, Rockauto has Cardone remanufactured racks by the specific part numbers now. They show them as SPR-ZM and SPR-ZK in the catalog so it appears that they have caught on to the situation with these racks and started catering to the market. I ordered one of the SPR-ZM units yesterday and it was $118 plus core charge and $23 to ship.
I see $118 plus $125 core charge. Are you just sending the fox rack back as a core?


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Last winter i did buy a Cardone 22-2000 and it did come with a SPR-ZM housing, but no idea what internals were in it. Hopefully the Cobra spec, but either way it felt worlds better than my original fox rack.


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I see $118 plus $125 core charge. Are you just sending the fox rack back as a core?


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Last winter i did buy a Cardone 22-2000 and it did come with a SPR-ZM housing, but no idea what internals were in it. Hopefully the Cobra spec, but either way it felt worlds better than my original fox rack.
Mine is a SN95 rack but yes. It is a good core too, that is because from what I understand all of these racks have the same outer housing, just the guts of them are different. The one they sent me had the SPR-ZD housing. Obviously I am giving them some credit by assuming they have the right guts in this rack. I suppose we will see when I plug it in.
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