1989 XJ6 Rack was replaced by previous owner rack not leaking but rack with car at standstill appears to move back and forth approx 1/2 inch total… yes it appears that the poor choice for bonding the mounts to the rack with rubber that any materials engineer would know fails with exposure to oil and considering rack is at the nexus of any oil leeks. Seems a poor design choice. That being said people have spoken about shims MMA3891BA though I can’t find them anywhere and many have asked How in heck do you get those plastic rings on the rack?? As an alternate why cant I wrap some bare copper wire (say 14GA house wiring without the vinyl jacket) into the space and or if corrosion is a concern use aluminum wiring or rods (not sure where id get these-maybe aluminum ground wire?) …
I just replaced the drivers side front suspension bushings (let spring down with jack by the way and will try and post procedure latter) as the lower pivot bolt bush rubber disappeared knocking metal on metal) much play removed but obviously the rack needs some help
XJ40 racks have nu user replaceable bushings. Wire would certainly take up the slack as would plastic shims if they are available and INSTALLABLE
Any thoughts Tips ??
Thanks to all.
Brad 1989 XJ6