How To Buy a Steering Rack?
Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
This presentation wil...
How To Buy a Steering Rack
Due to the many options available, buying a
steering rack can sometimes be a laborious task.
Ou...
This Buyer's Guide will
answer whatever questions
you may have on how to buy
a steering rack, how steering
racks function,...
What is a steering rack?
• Also known as the rack and pinion, the steering rack is the assembly in a
vehicle which turns t...
What kind of rack did your vehicle come
with from the factory?
Manual Steering Rack
Manual steering racks do not have powe...
Finding Your Steering Rack’s OEM Part #
• If you cannot find your steering rack by searching your vehicle's year, make and...
Differentiating Steering Rack Part Codes
"AN" - BuyAutoParts.com Brand New
Yes! We manufacture our own brand of steering r...
Differentiating Steering Rack Part Codes
"QR" - Quick Ratio
A quick ratio steering rack simply means that it
has been rede...
Steering rack Conversion Installation Kits
We carry some conversion kits where you can convert your manual steering rack t...
Choosing Your Warranty
We carry a FREE 3 year unlimited mileage parts warranty on all of our power and
manual steering rac...
Shipping Cost and Times
We offer FREE Ground Shipping for all orders within the continental U.S. over
$50. Ground shipping...
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a steering rack cost?
The cost of the steering rack depends on the type of rack, ...
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to install a steering rack?
Depending on the mechanic's experience, the i...
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you include tie rod ends with the steering racks?
Some steering racks will come with the inn...
How To Buy a Steering Rack?
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This is a buyer's guide for how to buy a steering rack on BuyAutoParts.com. This buyers guide contains information about steering racks, what kind of steering rack might be in your vehicle, why a steering would need to be replaced and where to find your rack's OEM numbers. The guide also contains buying information such as free shipping details, part code descriptions and differentiation, what kits we carry and installation information.

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  1. 1. How To Buy a Steering Rack? Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm This presentation will go over all the steps you need to take when buying a steering rack for your vehicle.
  2. 2. How To Buy a Steering Rack Due to the many options available, buying a steering rack can sometimes be a laborious task. Our motto here at BuyAutoParts.com is to make it easy to buy auto parts, so we have compiled our decades of experience and knowledge all in one place. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  3. 3. This Buyer's Guide will answer whatever questions you may have on how to buy a steering rack, how steering racks function, and how to differentiate between the options in order to decide which steering rack is right for your vehicle. How To Buy a Steering Rack Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  4. 4. What is a steering rack? • Also known as the rack and pinion, the steering rack is the assembly in a vehicle which turns the vehicle's wheels from side to side in response to when the driver turns the steering wheel. In so many words, the steering rack is what helps you steer when you drive. In heavier vehicle applications, this rack and pinion is often replaced by a steering gearbox. • There are several different types of steering rack options available, power steering, manual steering, and now electric steering. You can find more information here: What Is A Rack and Pinion? Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  5. 5. What kind of rack did your vehicle come with from the factory? Manual Steering Rack Manual steering racks do not have power-assist, so steering is more laborious for the driver when making tight turns. Oftentimes, car enthusiasts will opt for manual steering for track cars, as the application is lightweight and the response is ideal for racing. From the factory, stock manual steering racks are more common in older vehicles. Since most of the manual steering racks on the market are for older applications, we will most likely carry only rebuilt options. We also sometimes carry power-to-manual conversion kits (more information can be found about our kits below). Power Steering Rack For a regular commuter car, the optimal form of steering is power steering. Power steering racks will have an extra component, the power steering pump, that will supply high-pressure fluid to rack, providing hydraulic power assist. This makes steering significantly easier for the driver. Electric Steering Rack Electric power steering (EPS) racks are like power steering racks, except it is powered electronically. The hydraulic assist that you would normally get from the steering pump is now replaced with a computer-controlled electric motor. This is the newest system that automakers are incorporating in their models, since eliminating the pump will increase gas mileage by about 1 mpg. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  6. 6. Finding Your Steering Rack’s OEM Part # • If you cannot find your steering rack by searching your vehicle's year, make and model, the best way to find the right steering rack for your car is by searching by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part number off your stock steering rack. The OEM part number can be found directly on the part itself, usually stamped on a metal tag. • You can also call a dealership with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and they have the ability to look up and provide you with the OEM part number. If you need any further assistance with how to buy a steering rack, please give one of our steering specialists a call at 1-888- 875-0023. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  7. 7. Differentiating Steering Rack Part Codes "AN" - BuyAutoParts.com Brand New Yes! We manufacture our own brand of steering racks. When we first started the company, we specialized in steering components, so we understand exactly what is needed for a good steering rack. All of the parts we manufacture go through extensive quality control tests before we give them the green light for production and distribution. We are constantly monitoring our product for quality and longevity. Our steering racks are manufactured for an exact fit inside of your vehicle, just like OEM. "N" - Aftermarket New This option is a new, aftermarket brand steering rack that is not our BuyAutoParts.com brand. "ON" - Original Equipment (OEM) Brand New If you prefer to have all factory parts in your car, we have the new OEM steering racks that you know and trust as well. "R" - Remanufactured We often only carry remanufactured steering racks for old or obscure vehicles, since in most cases the part is no longer in production. All cores we receive are rebuilt and tested by us. If you decide to purchase a remanufactured steering rack, there is often a core deposit that must be paid at the time of purchase. Core deposits vary depending on the rack and availability of cores. As soon as we receive your old steering rack back at our facility and determine that the unit is rebuildable, your core deposit will be refunded to you through the original form of payment. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  8. 8. Differentiating Steering Rack Part Codes "QR" - Quick Ratio A quick ratio steering rack simply means that it has been redesigned to have less turns on the steering wheel lock-to-lock than the stock setting. Drivers sometimes prefer to have this option for more responsive maneuvering. Please refer to the technical notes section of the QR steering rack for specifications. "RR" - Return and Rebuild For extremely old or rare vehicles, sometimes cores are difficult to find. In the case that we do not have any cores available, you do have the option to send us your old core for us to rebuild. As long as the housing of the rack is not damaged or cracked, we can rebuild the rack for you. Typically the turnaround time for rebuilding steering racks is 2 weeks. Please give us a call at 1-888-875-0023 if you have any additional questions about rebuilding your old steering rack. The diagram to the left is what we check every time we rebuild a rack. Click here for more information: How a Steering Rack is Rebuilt Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  9. 9. Steering rack Conversion Installation Kits We carry some conversion kits where you can convert your manual steering rack to power steering and vice versa. Click on the installation kit option and all parts included will be pictured and listed in the product description section. Please give one of our steering sales specialists a call at 1-888-875-0023 and we will be happy to assist you with finding the right conversion kit for your car. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  10. 10. Choosing Your Warranty We carry a FREE 3 year unlimited mileage parts warranty on all of our power and manual steering racks, unless otherwise noted. All electric steering racks come with a 1 year unlimited mileage parts warranty. All steering rack warranties are eligible for an optional 10 year extended warranty. Please give us a call at 1-888-875-0023 for extended warranty options. Here is more information on our Easy Warranty. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  11. 11. Shipping Cost and Times We offer FREE Ground Shipping for all orders within the continental U.S. over $50. Ground shipping using UPS can takes between 1-5 business days. Weekends and holidays do not count as business days. Additional shipping fees will apply to customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and other international countries. International orders can take 1-2 weeks depending on location. All in-stock orders will be shipped out the same day if they are placed before 7:30 PM EST. If you need your steering rack to be shipped faster, we do offer expedited options for customers within the continental U.S. You can select Next Day Air or Two-Day Air as your shipment option during checkout. Please be aware that additional fees will apply. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions How much does a steering rack cost? The cost of the steering rack depends on the type of rack, condition, and uniqueness. If your car has a very common rack, it's possible to find a remanufactured or even new steering rack for only a few hundred dollars. If you have a rare or old vehicle, prices can jump significantly higher. Electric steering racks typically tend to cost the most. If you're on a budget, we recommend purchasing a remanufactured steering rack. We've been steering specialists for years and have an excellent track record for all of our steering racks. Here is a related article for more information: How Much Does A Steering Rack Cost? Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  13. 13. Frequently Asked Questions How long does it take to install a steering rack? Depending on the mechanic's experience, the installation should take about 3 hours. If you're planning on doing the work yourself, we suggest to put aside about 6 hours and take your time. Labor costs will vary depending on the mechanic. Are steering racks easy to install? It all comes down to how comfortable you are with working on your car. If you have little or no automotive knowledge or experience, we strongly recommend you take this to a certified mechanic to have the part properly installed and avoid possible failure or further damage to your vehicle. A bad installation can lead to much more costly repairs, so you should not risk it. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  14. 14. Frequently Asked Questions Do you include tie rod ends with the steering racks? Some steering racks will come with the inner tie rod ends and/or outer tie rod ends. Some steering racks will not, but we will always specify in the product description. Unless we state that we've used a generic image for the steering rack you want, all of our products come exactly as pictured. The steering rack I want to purchase has a core charge. How do I send back my core? You can use the same box we used to ship you your new steering rack. Cores must be returned within 90 days from the invoice date to ensure full credit. All cores must be shipped to 6740 Cobra Way, San Diego, CA 92121. Cores must be in rebuildable condition to receive full credit. All good cores will be refunded within two weeks of us receiving the core. Here is more information on Core Returns. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
  15. 15. How To Buy a Steering Rack? The End For more Auto How To Tips visit, http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/ If you need to purchase an auto part - Visit www.buyautoparts.com - Call 1-888-907-7225 - Or send an email to sales@buyautoparts.com THANKS Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/howto/how-to-buy-a-steering-rack.htm
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