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Steering Rack

Postby Jim Brown » Fri 13.06.2008, 08:56

Can anyone conferm that the stering rack and power assisted pump was from the cavalier MK2 as I have been debating this with someone and they are trying to convince me that its a renault part, I would be greatfull thanks
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Postby Sy V » Fri 13.06.2008, 09:00

Moved from the "Help with Postings" section.

I thought the rack was a Landrover/Jaguar part... Never heard either being cross-referred to Vauxhall.

Have you checked the parts cross reference section?
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Lotus Elan Stering Rack

Postby Jim Brown » Fri 13.06.2008, 09:36

Thanks SK V much appreciated you can't expect me to know everything have a nice one.
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Re: Steering Rack

Postby Readit » Thu 25.09.2008, 20:46

According to Mark Hughes in his book LOTUS ELAN written with inside information from Lotus the steering rack was manufactured by ADWEST Engineering who do also manufacture for Landrover but no-one seems to have completed the trail for parts, I suggest you read Technical > Suspension and Brakes > Track Rod Ends. This gives plenty of information on the subject.
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Re: Steering Rack

Postby Freelander » Fri 26.09.2008, 00:12

The steering rack is similar to the Vauxhall/Opel Vectra 1995-2002 and I can confirm that the track rod ends are a perfect fit. The valving may be different.
Although Adwest did make a steering rack for the Defender / Discovery, the information about Landrover is misleading as the track rod ends for Landrover are male ends whereas the Elan rack requires female ends.
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Re: Steering Rack

Postby Monty » Fri 26.09.2008, 11:01

The PAS racks were on the sales list but i don`t know if Lotus has any left. I got the S2 version last year IIRC £330

You should beable to get your old one refurbed :?
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