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New Steering Rack?

Just got my car back from MOT and have an advisory warning of "play in the steering" - The garage advises that the solution would be a whole new steering rack.


I trust the garage completely, been using them for years and I know theyre not trying to pull a fast one, but has anyone heard this before? Is a replacement rack the only option? Is there an alternative problem that might LOOK like a duff steering rack but not be? Any help or insight would be greatly welcomed!


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At least it's only an advisory.

Take a look at other thread son the issue, looks like it can be nipped back up. E.g. Honda steering rack adjustment procedure.
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Id be checking the control arms first before saying the rack needs doing. Theres plenty of other things connected to the rack that could be faulty and won't cost anywhere near as much.

Me personally, id ask your local Honda Main Dealer for a free health check to confirm this is the case first and foremost.
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Minor Update: I spoke to a chap in Blackpool Honda who says that:
A) Hes never heard of the Steering Rack Adjustment procedure
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B) They've never had to replace a Steering Rack at Blackpool as long as hes been there.


So its going in for a diagnosis next week... I best get on the blower to Barclaycard and warn them...
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Minor Update: I spoke to a chap in Blackpool Honda who says that:
A) Hes never heard of the Steering Rack Adjustment procedure
and
B) They've never had to replace a Steering Rack at Blackpool as long as hes been there.


So its going in for a diagnosis next week... I best get on the blower to Barclaycard and warn them...
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I know mate - I told him id seen a cut from the official Honda method and he just brushed it off as if someone must have made it up!
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Sounds like a typical honda tech trying to mug u off. Bet the quote comes back well into 4 figures. Like most places these days, they would much rather replace and charge a stack in labour than actually correctly diagnose and rectify efficiently.

Is this not something u would like to try yourself??

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Is this not something u would like to try yourself??

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Yeah I think I will - Im going to go ahead with the diagnosis and see what they say, then buying the tool im sure will be cheaper than paying Honda to use theirs!
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Nice one my friend, good luck!

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Just to let you know I had my steering replaced recently due to a clicking noise.

£75 - Used steering rack with electric motor and the track rod ends - from a breaker.
£80 - Labour
£20 - Wheel alignment

= £175

So not all that bad if you take the gamble of a used steering rack.
Clicking noise has gone from the steering + it handles much better, before over 70+ the rear felt like it was not following around, now the rack has made the car much more stable it handles beautifully. Making me appreciate that TYPE S suspension/handling not too bad at all with decent set of tyres i.e Uniroyal Rainsport 3 others seem to back off way before a bend than I do on a rainy day anyway.

P.S Play in steering does not necessarily mean steering rack it could be worn track rod ends!
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