Safe to remove bracket (or crossmember?) that secures steering rack in place?

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Safe to remove bracket (or crossmember?) that secures steering rack in place?

Postby eyedeekay » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:17 pm

So im going to overhaul my M's (2006 M35 RWD) front suspension with new control arms, rack, tie rods, etc, and one of the things I need to replace is the bracket that holds the steering rack, I know for sure it's bent. However, online I cant fine anything from the service manuals in regards to torque values or if it's even safe to remove. Anyone have experience?


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Re: Safe to remove bracket (or crossmember?) that secures steering rack in place?

Postby EdBwoy » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:29 pm

The steering rack is usually held in place by 2 large bolts with nuts on top.
Could you post a picture of the general area, or the specific bracket you're referring to?

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Re: Safe to remove bracket (or crossmember?) that secures steering rack in place?

Postby eyedeekay » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:36 pm

EdBwoy wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:29 pm
The steering rack is usually held in place by 2 large bolts with nuts on top.
Could you post a picture of the general area, or the specific bracket you're referring to?
I found it in the service manual "Front Suspension" on page FSU-8, item 16. Apparently it's called a "rack stay" and the bolts call for 76 ft lbs. I can't post a photo on my phone but I know the part number is 544c4-eg00a. Have you had experience removing this by chance?


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