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    Default Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    Hi, can anyone recommend a reputable company that can repair a steering rack in Cape Town?

    Had my Prado's steering rack repaired by a company about two years ago as there was some play on the steering. Mr T replaced the CV's, inner- and outer tie rod ends three months prior to that, so it was caused by the rack itself. The company "repaired" the rack as a new unit was way too expensive...but the steering never again inspired confidence from that day on...

    Anyway, there is a little bit of play on the steering again. Jacked the Prado onto axle stands and checked the tie-rods again which is fine, but the play is in the rack again.

    Many thanks...

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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    I have used Roys Power Steering in Voortrekker Road Salt River to a few times to redo my VW Caravelle Power Steering. First on my 1989 2.1 and then the 1998 2.6

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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducktape View Post
    replaced the CV's, inner- and outer...
    I'm really trying to connect CV joints to steering rack failure.... someone please help me out here, or has the OP been conned here?
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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    I have used these guys in the past on an Opel and Alfa: Fixem Automotive Power Steering Maitland Cape Town. 367 Voortrekker Road Maitland Cape Town Western Cape. Phone: +27 21 5113222.

    Was very happy with the results.
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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    Similar experience a few years ago on my Cruisser 100 series. Initial quote for replacement was in excess of R65k...
    Spoke to Toyota Paarl about this, and the end result was a refurbishment of the rack at a fraction of the replacement cost...I am still happy with the result, even now...
    I can have the rack refurbished several time before I get to the cost of a new rack...By which time the Cruiser will probably, sadly , be no more...
    Also had serious issues with CV joints (after the fix) but this did not seem to affect the steering rack itself.
    To be honest; at 21 years of age the Cruiser should have much larger issues for me to be worried about than a bit of play on the steering rack... but strangely, I cannot think of any serious ones...
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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    New steering rack on OEM Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series Vx is now 23k at kuilsriver before discount

    I used power steering solutions to install

    There where refurb options at half the price

    Apparently not a long term solution although not all members agree

    I opted for OEM

    Some good threads about this on LCCSA

    JB Auto can also help

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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    Had power steering rack repair done to my Jeep few months back, Drive Align in Tokai. Now after less than 5000km, again making strange noises.
    Not at home now, but when back, will take it up with repairer.
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    Default Re: Steering rack repair - Cape Town

    I always like to get feedback on posts I was interested in...

    So, if you're still interrested... After numerous hours on the web and speaking to various "experts" I've settled to have a complete new (not genuine OEM) rack installed by a reputable company at 60% less than the OEM product installed either by my local dealer or other forum members in the same trade installing OEM products. (I'm not saying anything negative about the installers, I'm referring to the cost of the OEM product which is fixed for everyone...)

    Time will tell if this was a wise decision...

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