Does anyone have or know of a source of an exploded diagram for the 164's steering rack? I require one to ID some parts on mine.
Some more shots of rack disassembled:Here are some pictures of 164 rack I think I posted before that are no longer showing up:
Wow! Thanks Steve
How on earth did I miss that
Not sure what your were saved from you stated in your editing note but see this link for how I removed rack to repair rack sliding in rubber mounts and how to remove inner tie rod end (yes it does have a ball joint in it that wears out): http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164...osso-rescue-project-steering-rack-update.htmlHi Steve,
I have a '92 164S that I got new from Paul Spruell Alfa Romeo.
I am pretty sure that my two year old rebulit power steering has what you described as an "inner tie rod" problem. With the car on a jack, I can rock the front wheel from side to side about 10 mm and see the steering rod move in and out at the power steering rack rubber bellows under the car. Also, it looks like my low mileage Michelin will soon be showing steel belts on the inner diameter...
You said: To get inner tie rod end off rack shaft you can drill out stacked area and use a plumbers wrench to get it off rack shaft. See link to my Rosso project or search for inner tie rod end (it is not called a ball joint). Steve,
Unfortunately, I do not see a link to your Rosso project; I do see 93 Rosso 1 164L and 91 S but I am learning how to navigate around here.
\I just found and read the link...looks like a PITA to repair. The other link to Bob's Black 164 went to a real estate sales site...I wonder if the tie rod end in my rack (rebuilt 5,000 miles ago) could just be loose and need to be tightened with Lock-tite?
Our other 164L Emerald green '91 is now on ebay and on their link to this site...new paint & Michelin tires; pay 1/2 price for restoration and get car for free!