|Originally posted by sledcaddie:|
Can there be "slop" between steering gear and rack? Is there a way to adjust this?
You may be able to reset the preload on the pinion - I have an 86, so this may be different on the 88..
On top of the rack, where the input shaft connects, there is a lock ring and hex head, loosen the lock ring and turn the hex head clockwise until it stops - don't force it too hard. Turn back 60 degrees (i.e. 1 face on the hex head) and retighten the lock ring.
Rodney sells a tool for moving the lock ring, though I've had success with a big pair of mole (vise?) grips.
Apologies if this isn't the same for the 88, I'm sure someone will chime in if not!
Edit: Changed 'tighten' to 'turn clockwise'
[This message has been edited by Gandalf (edited 07-01-2015).]