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Old 07-20-2012, 05:56 AM
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What kind of grease should be used on the gears when reassembling?
I use what we call here Standard Grease, which you can use for bearings, joints, ect...
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:24 PM
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I damaged a rubber/metal cup seal while trying to install it in the main rack housing. I have a call into KLA industries and I'm hopeful they will sell me just one seal and I don't have to buy a whole kit..

I tried searching for it on the net but all I get are weird asian sites. Anyone know of anyplace that sells this type of seal?

Howard

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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Hi Howard,

It should be a standard seal, you could try any local bearing shops, but im sure KLA will send you one off, they sent my just a set of o-rings when the ones in the kit were different.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:46 PM
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KLA sold me just the seal. I;m going to have to make a wooden or plastic piece instead of using a socket to insert the seal into the main rack in step 5.

The socket I used is what damaged the seal. I'll have to make something that fully supports the seal as I push and doesn't twist or distort it like the socket does.

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Old 12-26-2014, 04:09 PM
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I am about to rebuild my steering rack, does anyone know how long it takes

1- To remove
2- to rebuild
3- To re-install

I only ask because my time will be limited and don't want to take on something that will take me a tremendous amount of time. Thanks.

Thanks to the OP for these great instructions. Very helpful.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 993Godspeed View Post
I am about to rebuild my steering rack, does anyone know how long it takes

1- To remove
2- to rebuild
3- To re-install

I only ask because my time will be limited and don't want to take on something that will take me a tremendous amount of time. Thanks.

Thanks to the OP for these great instructions. Very helpful.
FD just replaced my rack a few months ago. They quoted 3 hours to remove and replace. I don't have any idea on the time to rebuild as I bought a unit that had already been rebuilt.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pirahna View Post
FD just replaced my rack a few months ago. They quoted 3 hours to remove and replace. I don't have any idea on the time to rebuild as I bought a unit that had already been rebuilt.
Nice, doesn't seem that it will take crazy time then. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:14 PM
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Hi godspeed,

I had a local shop take the rack out for me and reinstall it. As I recall, it was about an hour and half both ways (3 hours total) but with some added time at reinstall to fill fluids and bleed the system. The rebuild itself took me about 5 hours in total (aside from a 10 day wait for the correct seals to arrive; I had been shipped a LHD set). The hardest part was removing the oil seals. The write up said to drift it out as I recall with a hammer but mine wouldn't budge. Had a think about it then
ended up using a drift with a C-Clamp and by tightening the Clamp down, pushed the seals out. It was dead easy that way. (This at steps 4 and 5 where we are to try and drift the oil seals out from the steel retainer and rack respectively).

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by Elonash View Post
I use what we call here Standard Grease, which you can use for bearings, joints, ect...
My understanding is that you must use VW part number AOF 063 000 04 steering rack grease and avoid contaminating the with other greases to prolong the service life of the seals.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:32 PM
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Here are my running notes taking the rack out and putting it back in that some may find useful:
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Cant get the boots to slide back. Broke the inner seal but can't slide em. suggestions?
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Cant get the boots to slide back. Broke the inner seal but can't slide em. suggestions?
Some suggested bending 2 sets of hooks with wire coat hangers. That worked for me. Cut 2- 12" long wires, and bend them in half. Use a pair of pliers to bend 90 degrees 1/4" hooks to each end of the wires. Hook the ends to one end of the rubber boot to pull it over the steering rack.

Got to love those old coat hangers.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:09 AM
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Here is some supplemental removal & install info:
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Elonash View Post
Just found this pic in my laptop, you may see that your rack is similar.


This looks more like my rack. This is different to the '95 993 RHD rack in the KLA instructions.

Does the seal kit work for both racks?
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:38 AM
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Does anyone have a P/N for these O-rings:





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