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    I purchased a brand new teleflex rack and pinion steering system 5 years ago. It really has not seen that much use. I feel like it has a ton of slack in it, i can move the wheel probably 2 inches back and force before i feel it hit. How long are these things suppose to last?

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    shaun, check your tiller make sure everything is tight back there

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    Mine is 4 years old and has 40 hours on it. If I count the number of hours the kids have played with it the hours are probably over 100. Its getting harder to turn so im trying to get the courage to design my own setup, similar to what a lot of v drives use.
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    I hate the feeling of slack.... especially when running 90+ MPH

    I bought a calgo unit from a guy a couple years ago, it sounds like it needs a rebuild though according to futs (it was his at one point in time).

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    Slack is usually not the issue, normally they get tight with age due to corrosion and wear in the cable. Check to make sure nothing is coming loose both on the steering wheel end and the back end. 2" way too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    Slack is usually not the issue, normally they get tight with age due to corrosion and wear in the cable. Check to make sure nothing is coming loose both on the steering wheel end and the back end. 2" way too much.
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    Just out of curiosity, how much slack is acceptable? I can move my wheel probably a 1/2" either way before I get movement @ the tiller arm, I'd really like to have zero slack. Would a dual cable set up cure this?

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