The steering rack is a key component in the vehicles steering system enabling the driver to alter the vehicles wheel direction with minimum effort. Judging by the state of the roads today, it is no surprise when a vehicles steering becomes off kilter.
Common telltale signs that the steering rack needs replacing are loose or less responsive steering, not being able to drive in a straight line or the steering wheel rolling from side to side.
Before you rush out to replace your steering rack, check your tie rods, steering mounts and missing/lose bolts from the steering rack are not the cause of the issue.
The steering rack can be easily replaced at low cost with moderate mechanical knowledge.