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Offline Embalmer

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I think I may need a new rack or motor.
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:28:04 AM »
I'm experiencing symptoms that I believe are signs of a bad rack or steering motor.  Recently my wheel has been feeling a bit stiff, and today it felt like it was struggling to provide assist as I was steering, kind of like how being down on fluid feels on a hydraulic rack.  Has anyone had these symptoms, and just replaced the motor?  If you had to replace the rack, is it possible without dropping the engine cradle?  Thanks for any suggestions.
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Re: I think I may need a new rack or motor.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 10:15:38 AM »
How many miles on your SHO! Did you check for Codes!
The Rack and Motor is a one piece unit (assembly) and think you need to drop the Rack in order to gain access to the Motor IIRC!
 
 Here are a couple links to give you some insight.  Z

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,9659.0.html

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,5805.msg91590.html#msg91590

https://www.hendonpub.com/police_fleet_manager/articles/2012/1112/ford_nextgen_police_interceptor_tech_training_part
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Re: I think I may need a new rack or motor.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 12:24:27 PM »
How many miles on your SHO! Did you check for Codes!
The Rack and Motor is a one piece unit (assembly) and think you need to drop the Rack in order to gain access to the Motor IIRC!
 
 Here are a couple links to give you some insight.  Z

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,9659.0.html

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,5805.msg91590.html#msg91590

https://www.hendonpub.com/police_fleet_manager/articles/2012/1112/ford_nextgen_police_interceptor_tech_training_part\

I have not checked for codes, can I use a regular scantool/SCT Xcal?

Mine is a 2013 SHO with 120k.

Thanks for the links.
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Re: I think I may need a new rack or motor.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 12:36:08 PM »
How many miles on your SHO! Did you check for Codes!
The Rack and Motor is a one piece unit (assembly) and think you need to drop the Rack in order to gain access to the Motor IIRC!
 
 Here are a couple links to give you some insight.  Z

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,9659.0.html

https://www.ecoboostperformanceforum.com/index.php/topic,5805.msg91590.html#msg91590

https://www.hendonpub.com/police_fleet_manager/articles/2012/1112/ford_nextgen_police_interceptor_tech_training_part\

I have not checked for codes, can I use a regular scantool/SCT Xcal?

Mine is a 2013 SHO with 120k.

Thanks for the links.
Yes indeed! Z


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Re: I think I may need a new rack or motor.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 01:52:35 PM »
 I'm sorry to hear this. I've been seeing more and more of these racks going out on FB and here now too. I wonder if they will end up recalling them. I believe the ones I've seen have been 2013 SHO's too. It's a pricey repair. Almost 3k if I recall my bill out the door. It does have 3 year unlimited mile warranty though.
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