I have a PD150 Golf estate and been having a few problems with the steering and suspension recently. The car had a new steering rack last July as it was leaking badly , had a power steering expert fit it for me but because I supplied it there was no warranty on the part from him ( I work in a motor factors and got one with some discount ) Its an AMK recon rack. I then lowered the car on KW coilovers in September and by December a knock appeared when it was on full lock at low speed.
I replaced wishbones with new ones and polybushes , polybushed arb bushes , drop links , top mounts , both drive shafts and the knock was still there.
Got me wondering if the front coilovers were knackered but they were only rebuilt by KW just before I bought them so thought it cant be that. This lead me on to thinking it was maybe the rack
Put it up on the ramp and although not much could be seen , we thought maybe the mechanism inside the rack was knackered. Got it up on a jack today and all the bolts that hold it in were slightly loose , all being able to be done at least half a turn. Put it back on the floor and although the noise is not as bad , its still there. Now do I attempt to try and tighten it up again now the rack has been pulled back into place and car has been back on the floor since we tightened them ?
I cant see a rack going in less than a year even with a lowered car , I have plenty of mates whos cars are much lower and dont have problems. Anyone got any advice ? Really dont want to have to put the new rack in as its alot of work but if its the only way then I may have to... :blink: