Steering Rack Replacement Needed RF#103 Mfg. date 2005

Jim Dewar

Supporter
I am in need of a new steering rack for my 2005 Roaring Forties #103 LHD. Anyone have info about which car this rack was originally fitted or a possible source.
Thanks, Jim
 

Jim Dewar

Supporter
What are the dimensions of your current rack? It may be a Ford Cortina MK3/4/5 unit. If so, here's where I got my replacement. http://www.kellybraysteering.co.uk/pages/manual_steering_racks_12938.cfm
Thanks Pat, my best guess is the Cortina, but to remove for measuring is a large task and I wanted to have a unit handy so the car won’t be out of service. Thanks also for the link, it looks like the best source. I just finished installing Prius EPAS and noticed play and thought I’d get it out of the way.
 
There is an adjustment on the cortina rack that can take up any play/slack in it - might be worth checking it first as I had this on my car.
 

Jim Dewar

Supporter
Paul, you’re billiant! I had excessive play on the pinion side of the steering and assumed the rack would need to be replaced. I made the recommended adjustment and all is perfect! Thanks for your thoughts!
Best regards, Jim
 
I own rf 105 Jim and I would be almost certain it is a ford escort rack, I think cortina racks have a different mount.
Jim
 

Clayton

Supporter
Pretty sure its a TC-TD Cortina, looks the same as an Escort only wider.
I used a TE-TF Cortina rack which has completely different mounts.

Clayton
 
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