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  1. 05 Impala SS I need to replace my master cylinder 4 wheel abs, I've watched some video's on youtube and they bench bled the master cylinder before installation. Once it was installed, they had someone push the brake peddle and they cracked each line connected to the master cylinder to bleed the air. The car was then put back in service and the brakes worked fine. I've read elsewhere that when the master cylinder is changed, you need to have the dealer bleed the brakes. Can I do it like the youtube video and use my power bleeder to bleed the brakes at the caliper?
  2. I was sent another replacement part by mistake and it was the old generation. One of the problems when ordering online, I'm just glad I received the next gen during the first replacement.
  3. New bearing looks a lot different than the one Rockauto sent before. Also they no longer have the Moog part in the automobile look up, you have to enter the part number to find it. I was told they are not selling as compatible with my vehicle anymore. Back to the bearing, the new one has an H after what may be a serial number. I took pics so the difference can be seen, your thoughts on the matter are welcomed.
  4. The new one will be hear today, since rain is expected for the next 2 days I'll wait until the weekend to install. Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
  5. The ABS light came on and the reader indicated the right front bearing I replaced was the culprit. It indicated a problem with the ABS signal circuit. I disconnected the battery, inspected the harness and didn't find any issues. I reconnected the harness, the battery and started the vehicle. The ABS light was off and I cleared the code from the pcm history. I did however find grease seeping from the inner seal, I called Moog and was told to send it back for replace. Any ideas as to why this happened or is it that I just happened to get a defective bearing.
  6. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    Everything's fine so far and I'm happy with the new car feel. Here are some additional pics; Distance between tie rod and sway bar Distance between down-pipe and sway bar. only the tip of my pinky finger fits between the two, don't know if I'll have enough clearance if I switch to a 3 inch down pipe.
  7. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    Thanks and your welcome. Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
  8. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. The rack installed from the drivers side. The Dorman sway bar installs from the passengers side, remove the passenger side rotor for more clearance something I didn't do. I installed and torqued everything down before I connected the steering shaft. Besides leaking, this is what I was experiencing; Another video;
  9. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    The deed is done, steering feels tighter and a noise that plagued me for years is gone. Here's the procedure I used after reading various posts and watching You tube videos. I did the usual put the car on jack stands.I placed the stands at the front of the sub-frame, most people said don't support the vehicle by the sub-frame since it needs to be lowered. I saw a picture where someone lowered the rear sub-frame with the front supported and decided to give it a try. My sway bar wasn't all that bad, but decided to replace it now rather than later. First I moved the drivers seat forward, put the seat belt through it and then moved the seat back to keep the steering wheel straight. I disconnected the sway and with a little finesse I removed it through the drivers side. Once the bar was removed there seemed to be enough room to remove the rack without dropping the sub-frame. The sub-frame bolts were unobstructed, so why drop the frame. I removed the steering shaft bolt, power steering lines, outer tie-rods, rack bolts and removed the rack through the drivers side. I counted the number of grooves on the inner tie-rods, to be used as a reference when placing the outer tie-rods on the new steering rack. I placed both racks next to each other for comparison and noticed the steering shaft connection wasn't oriented the same. So I turned the the shaft on the new rack to match the old one. This helps keep the steering wheel centered. Once mounted further adjustment may be necessary when attaching the steering shaft. The only problem I had during the removal was the power steering lines. They had to be removed from the top through the engine compartment. The wrench I had only allowed limited movement, stubby's would have been better. I plan on purchasing some in the future. AC Delco rack; Dorman Sway bay; Seat belt around steering wheel; Leaking rack; Sway bar removed; Sway bar and rack removed.Notice sub-frame is still attached; New and old rack. The plastic piece the boot connects to was no longer attached to the rack before I removed it. This appear to be the original rack as indicated by the sticker.; Shaft orientation before; After; Various pictures;
  10. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    It's here, picking up the sway bar tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to do the install this weekend.
  11. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    Thanks, will keep that in mind.
  12. Yes, factory service manual says 159 ft lbs and Moog technical support confirms this. I've always used Moog suspension parts, this is my first experience with they're bearings. Others have said they're bearings are crap, these are the recommendations, facctory, SKF and Timken. I just installed the replacement, I hope this one lasts longer.
  13. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    If I didn't have an SS, I may have got it from napa. I have an FE4 suspension and word is they usually sell you the wrong part.
  14. kissmyss

    Steering Rack

    I getting an A/C Delco rack and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
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