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Old 23 Feb 2013, 02:03 am
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I need to replace the rack and pinion and lower control arms on my 2004 with 110,000 miles.

What other parts should I replace while doing the job?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 06:55 am
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Motor mounts might need looked at. Sure rack is bad?
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 12:58 pm
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Yes- i can see it leaking and the steering is noisy.

I already replaced the mounts.
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Old 23 Feb 2013, 02:56 pm
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Most likely will destroy the sway bar links trying to remove from control arms so I would replace those as well.
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Old 02 Mar 2013, 06:29 pm
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I got everything done. The PT is very quiet now. I appreciate your tips and advice.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:11 am
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I replaced the brakes and rotors because I heard a squeaking sound and womp, womp, womp sound when braking. I didn't feel pulsating in the pedal but changed it all anyway.


I now hear a metallic sound coming from the passenger side wheel. The sound is loudest when I lean into a turn and in rhythm with the tire roll when going straight.

After replacing just about everything on the front end, I figured I was home free for a while. I replaced the wheel bearings 2 years ago.

Could it be the wheel bearing again? The wheel has no movement when trying to move it up and down or side to side.

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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:46 am
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There's little shim thingys on the calipers or something-
They are different than a Neon so no experience-
Crewzin made a post so that's the only reason I know-
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:52 am
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Jack up the right front tire and turn it. It could be rust on the rotor from sitting, sticky caliper, etc.
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