Power Steering Rack and Pinion Gear for Volkswagen VW Beetle Golf Jetta 98-07
Fits Jetta Beetle VW Power Steering Rack and Pinion Complete Golf 99-07. 8TH DIGIT OF VIN "J" OR "M".1 Power Steering Rack and Pinion Assembly. WHY REPLACE RACK-AND-PINION STEERING RATHER THAN REBUILD IT. Overhauling a power rack is not a job for the novice. Special tools are required to remove and install internal seals. The tools are expensive and may not be cost justified for a shop that only does an occasional rack. For a do-it-yourselfer, the tools could end up costing as much as a new or remanufactured rack. It is tricky to get seals properly positioned. If a seal slips or is damaged during installation, the rack will leak. For that reason alone, many professional mechanics won't waste their time trying to rebuild questionable racks.
Operating pressures within a power rack generally do not exceed 100 psi when the wheels are in the straight-ahead position. In an easy turn, the pressure can increase to as much as 300 psi and it goes up to 700 psi in a tight turn. The highest pressures are usually encountered when parking.
If the wheels are up against a curb or if the steering wheel is turned hard against the stop, internal pressures can climb to 700 to 1,400 psi. This is why anybody who overhauls a rack better make sure the seals don't leak. Time is another important factor to the professional installers.
If given a choice, most avoid doing repairs the old fashioned way because overhauling certain components in the shop slows them down and takes too much time. That's why many components (like starters, alternators, front-wheel drive driveshaft assemblies, even brake calipers) are often replaced with new or remanufactured units rather than overhauled in the shop.The same is true for racks. Another reason why installers and do-it-yourselfers do not rebuild their own racks is because some racks are not rebuildable - at least not with a seal kit alone. Individual component parts for racks are not readily available in the aftermarket because everyone knows it is cheaper and smarter to go with a new or remanufactured rack if the original rack needs to be overhauled. Rebuilders can often salvage worn aluminum spool valve housings by boring out the housings and installing a stainless steel sleeve. The sleeve not only restores tolerances, but also prevents the wear problem from reoccurring. In that respect, a remanufactured rack may actually be better than the original. Most rebuilders also pressure test their racks after reassembly to make certain they function correctly and do not leak. One mistake installers should avoid when replacing a rack is not flushing out the power steering pump and lines to remove all traces of old fluid. Flushing is a must because it removes contaminants that could ruin the replacement rack. The system also needs to be purged of air by cycling the steering slowly back and forth until there are no more air bubbles in the fluid.
This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Suspension & Steering\Steering Racks & Gear Boxes". The seller is "machter-usa" and is located in CA.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
- UPC: Does not apply
- Model: Jetta / Golf / Beetle
- Interchange Part Number: 1J1-422-061F 1J1-422-105
- Manufacturer Part Number: PSR-VW001
- Other Part Number: 1J1-422-061F 1J1-422-105
- Brand: Machter
- Fitment Type: Direct Replacement
- Warranty: 10 Year