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    Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    I'm looking for name(s) of companies that can rebuild fast ratio L-body steering racks. This rack assy. in my friends GLHS Omni was already replaced once with a fast ratio TRW rack (part #R0400103) back in 1990 and he now just removed it to change out worn out inner tie rod ends. Upon removal he found top pinion seal was leaking a small amount. I know the GLH's and SC were originally equipped with the Saginaw racks. This one is most definitely TRW. MP sold TRW L-body F/R racks through their catalog, so I know they exist. It is actually slightly LESS turns lock to lock than the Saginaw F/R racks.
    I've had a couple steering racks rebuilt over the years and IIRC, they were shipped to someplace in the Chicago, IL metro area. I never did hear the name of the place as I was working through another company. That company is out of business, otherwise I would just ask them, or go through them again. Hoping someone has a name of a place that can rebuild this TRW rack.
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    Todd

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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    http://www.steerandgear.com/
    They are in Columbus, Ohio. They have done good work for others in the past. I imagine Todd there will be others closer to you that others have used.
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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    Thanks for taking the time to post this Bryan. Hopefully more people will chime in, so we have a few places to choose from. Shops like these are going the way of radiator shops (that actually can still re-core a radiator), few and far between.
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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    Hmmm i remember when I worked at the dealership, I was rummaging through the special tools and saw a kit that was made to rebuild L body steering racks.

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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    Try: JORGEN AUTOMOTIVE, 4637 FREEDOM DR. ANN ARBOR, Mi. 48108 !-800-333-0600 Owner Roger Jordon. Been dealing with him for almost 25 years now for my L-Bodys and J-Bodys. Steering Racks are the only things his company does. Ask for him when you call and tell him what you want, and I'll add here that your needs might require a core shipped to him. Not a lot of fast turns out there, Jer

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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 l-bodies View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to post this Bryan. Hopefully more people will chime in, so we have a few places to choose from. Shops like these are going the way of radiator shops (that actually can still re-core a radiator), few and far between.
    Todd
    Sure thing Todd. Looks like a place in Mich. is a good choice too. Thinking of sending my old unit out or finding a rebuild kit for mine, also.
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    Re: Looking for company that can rebuild fast ratio L-body rack

    Hey Todd, RGL10 had a thread on rebuilding his rack a while back.

    He made it look easy, just thought I'd throw this out as I haven't heard from you in a while!!

    Thanks
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