Thanks to all for the responses, but I don't think I was clear with my
original post. The rack bushes are OK, but the rack itself (inside the
tube) can be moved from side to side. That side to side movement is
causing the clunk.
I see that there is a $14.95 bush (Moss 667-115), but replacing it looks
difficult. I like the full rack replacement idea - all parts new or
checked. Who has the best quality for the $? I'll be going for the
poly rack housing bushings as well.
John & Patricia Donnelly wrote:
>You didn't describe how much you can move the rack, but my guess is that you
>have a worn spot in the rack. Options are to have a good mechanic restore the
>rack, or get a refurb unit from The Big 3. I also suggest you replace the
>mounts as well.
>You can either replace the bushings or go to the aluminum hard mounts that TB3
>Mel from the San Diego TR club wrote a neat trick on how to install the
>Remember to have the front end alignment checked when you're done.
>Have fun, and merry xmas.
>On Wednesday, December 22, 2004 7:06 PM, John Gumkowski
>>Shaking each front wheel side to side on my TR6 produced a clunking
>>sound on the right side. I traced it to the right inner tie rod end. I
>>ordered TRF replacement ends and started installation. I found that
>>although the end on the right side had some wear, I also can move the
>>rack side to side in the housing. Hmmm.
>>What is the best course? A new rack? Replace the right side rack bush?
>>How is that done?
>>I might be leaning to a new/reman rack to be sure all components are to
>>spec. Any/all comments are welcome.