dammnnn.... this rack and pinion assembly is now $400!! i should've got this back then!! uugghhhEdBwoy wrote: ↑Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pmHmm, interesting name for that EVO. I always just referred to it as a power steering solenoid. I think Nissan's term in the FSM is EPS solenoid valve.
Anyway, it's replaceable. Are you planning to do the work yourself? If so, it just adds 2 nuts to remove/install and 2 O-rings to watch out for.
With regards to racks, I have bought from a different vendor because they were cheap and I found them on eBay, but I've always heard good things about Detroit axle. The one in the link seems to include everything, and they say so, but it might be worth calling to confirm that and the terms of their lifetime warranty.
https://www.detroitaxle.com/shop/steeri ... i-m35-awd/ - $285
There's another smaller name company that I knew from when I owned Maximas, but that escapes me now. For the most part, I think it's a cut and dry process to rebuild a rack and most big name vendors will do good by you.
The steering rack specifically mentions the M35x model, and it says in the specs submodel is the x. I assume the M45 must just have a much different layout than the x due to not having a whole other differential and such setup that the AWD needs.MOWellsinVA wrote: ↑Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:59 pmI had been told that I needed a new steering rack, and for months put it off and just kept the steering fluid topped off. This summer, however, the steering and handling of the car was getting bad, and the car felt unsafe to drive. I ordered a rack from Detroit Axle along with the upper control arms, and found the lower control arms from another source (by this point I had replaced all the other bushings in the car) and took the car and parts to a shop I have used many times. They called me to tell me that the rack was the wrong size! With the car on the lift with the old rack pulled off, the mechanic messaged me a photo of the two racks, obviously different sizes, and I told him to find a rack in town to install. Detroit Axle did refund my money, but the new rack was about twice what Detroit Axle’s price was. But the important thing was that the repair, combined with new Continentals, made the car drive like new. I was ready to trade the car in just to get rid of it, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’d be a bit leery of buying a rack from Detroit Axle after that experience.
That one will probably work as it says it is for the RWD M35 like your account says you have.CarGuy87 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:31 amHas anyone here bought from rackdoctor.com? 06-10 RWD m35 rack is $375.
https://shop.rackdoctor.net/2006-2010-I ... 64-M35.htm