Dismantled my steering rack to inspect and clean out the old lumpy grease that had been sitting idle in it for 20+ years. All internal parts were in good shape so I reinstalled loading everything up with red "n" tacky grease. Now I'm thinking I may have used the wrong grease. It's all back together and shimmed to get the right tensions etc but when I rotate the pinion it's not what you would call a smooth glide. Kinda hard to describe but my best attempt would be to simply call it a little rough as though you can feel the teeth on the pinion and rack meshing as the pinion rotates but definitely not sloppy.
When I was loading it up with that red " n" grease it was sticking to everything but not creating much of a build up if you know what I mean. That's why after testing I'm thinking the grease is too light weight. I'm sure tons of people have re-greased their racks so wondering what the popular opinion is on the best stuff to use.
best grease for steering rack?
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