Rack and pinion preload/mesh adjustment?

hal9000

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The rack and pinion in my '12 1500 is getting a little loose (no surprise with the mileage). I can see what looks like a mesh adjustment on the front side of it but haven't been able to find any specs or adjustment instructions online.

Does anyone have adjustment info on the R&P?

Thanks all!
 

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I don't know the exact amt of preload. This video might give you some idea. There might be other videos.
 
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Saw that. Was looking for ram specific knowledge. I've heard our rack is non adjustable. I'm wondering if maybe preload is set by shims or something else that would limit stop adjustment....
 

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Don’t know anything about that, my problem is finding an electric rack/pinoin for 2013 ram 1500 crew cab rwd 5.7. All the sudden power steering guitar. No leakage no warning, nothing even lit up on dash. Any input?
 

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Don’t know anything about that, my problem is finding an electric rack/pinoin for 2013 ram 1500 crew cab rwd 5.7. All the sudden power steering guitar. No leakage no warning, nothing even lit up on dash. Any input?
Check the intermediate shaft. Try spraying some lube on the joints and see if it loosens up. If it does, if get one of those on order.
 

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Are you sure it's the rack? ....and not the 5 joints in the intermediate shaft that often wear?
 

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did you ever end up doing the adjustment? I'm trying to do it right now but don't have a nut, bolt, or tool big enough to do it.
 
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