Suspension PLEASE HELP power steering rack install


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Jun 14, 2020
Las Vegas
So I just finished up installing a new rack and pinion. Everything seemed fine until I went to turn the steering wheel before hooking up the tie rod ends. The steering shaft inside the car is making a horrible knocking sound when turning back and forth. This is an 89 with no airbag. Could the tag joint just not be seated all the way? Or did I mess something else up possibly? Like something in the steering wheel itself.??? Idk
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Check the rag joint connection since your life depends on it. Then make sure you have clearance around it and the steering shaft while an assistant turns the wheel. I think an installation error on the rack is more likely than messing up the column, but with an assistant, I hope you can tell where the noise is from.
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