[Lumps!] Steering

Good Friday Evening:
I am about (hopefully soon) to replace the rack in my 76. I have noticed as
the rack loses its ability to function properly (which has been a slow
process) that my steering wheel is listing to one side. Normally it resided
a little to the left anyhow, but it seems to be getting worse. Normally it
was (by clock definition) at about 13 (right) and 42 (left) – near the 3
o’clock / 9 o’clock proper position., but now it is seemingly moving further
down the dial (so to say), presently at about the 10 (right) and 40 (left)
position.
Question: Is this normal as racks go bad?
Question: Am I about to find myself careening into a field or into the nose
of an on coming road runner (Arizona reference) without having steering
capacity?
Thanks__________________
Smitty
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�`76 Xj12L�
Block: LS9 / Heads: Corvette 992 - 194 valves / Headers: 73-80 L82
Cam: 409 Lift - 268 Duration / Compression: 9 to 1 / Trans: 700R4 with
Kevlar Pkg.
Pictures at:
http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=965746515
AIM Screen Name: UG2R56271BW

Charlie! Loss - slop - leaks!
Thanks----- Original Message -----
From: “Charlie” chache@thethinker.com
To: “J. Rick Smith” <@J_Rick_Smith1>
Sent: Friday, 03 November, 2000 06:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Lumps!] Steering

Rick,
Almost forgot…
There is a physical connection between the rack,
and the steering wheel. The power assist unit,
just applies pressure to the rack, to ease the
user input torque on the wheel.

Unless the wheel takes 3 or four turns
to change lanes, that physical connection ,
is what actually steers the car.

So I don’t think “RoadRunner-icide” is in your future, yet…
What is it specifically that you are going to replace the rack for?
Leaks? Loss of power assist? Sloppy steering?
Slop. is generally the bad bushes in the rack.
Loss of power assist, is generally, low fluid level, or a bad pump.
Leaks… well, It’s a Jag!

I would consider a further investigation into the symptoms,
before spending $$$ on a rack. It may still be fine…

         Charlie
         Lumps Admin.
         Matawan, New Jersey,   USA
         83 XJ6 350 Vette eng TH700R4

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the
road… They get run over."

----- Original Message -----
From: “J. Rick Smith” <@J_Rick_Smith1>
To: “Jaguar [Lumps] LIST” Lumps@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 7:17 PM
Subject: [Lumps!] Steering

Good Friday Evening:
I am about (hopefully soon) to replace the rack in my 76. I have
noticed as

the rack loses its ability to function properly (which has been a slow
process) that my steering wheel is listing to one side. Normally it
resided

a little to the left anyhow, but it seems to be getting worse. Normally
it

was (by clock definition) at about 13 (right) and 42 (left) – near the
3

o’clock / 9 o’clock proper position., but now it is seemingly moving
further

down the dial (so to say), presently at about the 10 (right) and 40
(left)

position.
Question: Is this normal as racks go bad?
Question: Am I about to find myself careening into a field or into the
nose

of an on coming road runner (Arizona reference) without having steering
capacity?
Thanks


        Smitty

������������������
�`76 Xj12L�
Block: LS9 / Heads: Corvette 992 - 194 valves / Headers: 73-80 L82
Cam: 409 Lift - 268 Duration / Compression: 9 to 1 / Trans: 700R4
with

Kevlar Pkg.
Pictures at:
http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=965746515
AIM Screen Name: UG2R56271BW