Steering rack oil or grease

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Steering rack oil or grease

#1 Post by bigstraight6 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I've had issues with heavy steering on my 71 non PAS 2000 for a while, one of the reasons being a steering wheel that was too small, a Dolomite one that has now been replaced with a 2500S wheel and improved things greatly. There are also new bottom ball joints going on this weekend as they are knocking slightly, while I'm under the car doing this job I'd like to check the steering rack lubrication, is it oil or grease filled?

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Re: Steering rack oil or grease

#2 Post by Charles H » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:39 pm

Grease for the nipple on the rack.
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Re: Steering rack oil or grease

#3 Post by tony » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:44 am

Check the top mounts of the struts. They can partially seize. The first 2500 I owned felt like driving a Leyland bus. Found top mounts had seized and the rubber was turning on the housing. :roll:
1976 2500 TC. converted to S specs.

Lots of bits

1999 BMW Z3.
2006 BMW 325ti.
Hopefully not needing too many bits.


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Re: Steering rack oil or grease

#4 Post by Clifford Pope » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 pm

Also from experience, check the steering column universal joints.

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