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Old 10-10-2017, 11:18 PM
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it was the big bolts in the center of the rack that went to the bracket that went out to the tie rod ends.


they were torqued up pretty high I recall. i am not sure why loosened up


on your photo they look brown or tan color
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:38 AM
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I was concerned about the twist on that bracket because the tie rod are pushing off axis. I tried to get those two bolts up as high as possible by mounting the rack so that the bracket was as short as possible. Also there is a bend in the bracket which helps with twist. The bracket is 1/4 thick with the mounting holes as tight as possible.

I'll keep an eye on them if I ever start driving it again!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:07 PM
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i think it was the continual road vibration and twisting that loosened mine up. it was 15yrs ago but i believe they were torqued to a high spec with lock tight on them. so after they loosened I redid them and then added white witness marks. and eyeballed them frequently
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:44 PM
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The two rack output bolts never have come loose on my car...SO FAR.....but I had the adapter machined to use the OEM bolts that came with the rack from the junkyard....it was a fresh rack, clean as if new.....

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