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ras2002GT
01-21-2004, 11:51 AM
Does anyone know how to adjust the pre-load on the steering rack? My car has a shimmie but not from the tires. I think it may be coming from the steering rack. The car dealership I work at had problems with shimmies and they found the steering rack pre-load had to be tightened just a touch. It shakes a lot at around 45-60mph. Thanks....

PontiacGTboy
01-21-2004, 12:10 PM
it might not be tires but a bent rim

ras2002GT
01-21-2004, 12:38 PM
It is not a bent rim - these rims have been force matched and balanced over and over. thanks though.

PontiacGTboy
01-21-2004, 12:52 PM
so where mine. the dealership never looked at the possibilty of a bent rim. i took it to the place where i got my tires and they told me my rim was bent. 1500 dollars later (aftermarket rims) vibes are gone. I even made them mount a new set of tires so i would be sure it wasnt the tires.

ras2002GT
01-21-2004, 12:54 PM
I worked at a Porsche dealership and know I do not have a bent wheel this is not about the wheels! I want to know if I could adjust the steering rack tension!

PontiacGTboy
01-21-2004, 12:55 PM
anyone know how? ive never heard of anyone doing this on our cars

ras2002GT
01-21-2004, 04:34 PM
that's what I'm trying to find out!

02PONtiac!
01-21-2004, 08:30 PM
My steering rack was replaced at 11,000 miles. I had a bad knocking when the steering wheel was being wiggled back and forth.