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If you had bought a used steering rack for a 156 GTA, are there any identifying features you could look for to confirm it was indeed a 156 GTA rack as opposed to a GT or 147 rack? I would have tried to measure the rack ends but they seem to have fused with the track rod end... I presume there is a part number on it somewhere but I have yet to find it (sigh).

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You could turn it and see how many turns it does lock-to-lock, a GTA is less than 2 full turns and a standard 156 is about 2.2
 

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There's usually a plaque on them in the middle part of the rack under where the column attaches, with a part number on the plaque which you could google, but they are sometimes missing and usually covered in old oil.
 

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Cool, ta very much. To be fair it was indeed covered in ps fluid / oil so the plaque could have been there. Is there a marked difference in the GTA/V6 racks? e.g. 156/147/GT? :thumbs:
 

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I think 147 GTA & GT 3.2 use the same rack, 156 GTA might be different. Something in the back of my mind tells me the splined bit where the column attaches is the difference.
 

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I think 147 GTA & GT 3.2 use the same rack, 156 GTA might be different. Something in the back of my mind tells me the splined bit where the column attaches is the difference.
Interesting. That would be annoying if you'd picked one up thinking 'it's a GTA rack' only to find when fitting it that the column end doesn't fit, I'm glad I asked. Ta Dan :thumbs:

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Hmm. No plaque sadly but the column attachment will spin twice (not sure about 2.2 turns) but marking it at full left lock, and spinning it to the full oppo lock is definitely 2 full turns. Also, there is a part number on it, 37502329, which Google thinks is a JTD/JTS part. Potential argh! :grumpy:
 

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Hmm. No plaque sadly but the column attachment will spin twice (not sure about 2.2 turns) but marking it at full left lock, and spinning it to the full oppo lock is definitely 2 full turns. Also, there is a part number on it, 37502329, which Google thinks is a JTD/JTS part. Potential argh! :grumpy:
An old ePER suggests the rack for a RHD 156 GTA was 60674424 up to January 2004 and then 60693856.

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www.pekidi.com/navi?SBMK=R&COUNTRY=1&DRIVE=S&MAKE=R&LANGUAGE=3&ALL_FIG=0&RMODE=DEFAULT&KEY=HOME&EPER_CAT=SP&GUI_LANG=3&ALL_LIST_PART=1&PRINT_MODE=0&PREVIOUS_KEY=PARTDRAWDATA&SB_CODE=-1&WINDOW_ID=1

The rack on my 156 GTA starting misbehaving after about 150,000 miles. NJS managed to get it refurbished by a specialist for me. I have no idea who they used.

Good luck!

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An old ePER suggests the rack for a RHD 156 GTA was 60674424 up to January 2004 and then 60693856.

Try

www.pekidi.com/navi?SBMK=R&COUNTRY=1&DRIVE=S&MAKE=R&LANGUAGE=3&ALL_FIG=0&RMODE=DEFAULT&KEY=HOME&EPER_CAT=SP&GUI_LANG=3&ALL_LIST_PART=1&PRINT_MODE=0&PREVIOUS_KEY=PARTDRAWDATA&SB_CODE=-1&WINDOW_ID=1

The rack on my 156 GTA starting misbehaving after about 150,000 miles. NJS managed to get it refurbished by a specialist for me. I have no idea who they used.

Good luck!

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Ta muchly. At nearly 160k I feel a spare rack is no bad thing. :thumbs:
 

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I don't suppose anyone has a spare 156 GTA rack they could read me the number off, not the plaque number, but the number stamped into the part itself. Proper massive thanks in advance. It just gives me a bit more to discuss with the seller when I ask to return the one I have :thumbs:
 

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I don't suppose anyone has a spare 156 GTA rack they could read me the number off, not the plaque number, but the number stamped into the part itself. Proper massive thanks in advance. It just gives me a bit more to discuss with the seller when I ask to return the one I have :thumbs:
There's a risk that the number on the casing is just the number of the casing which might be common to a number of models, rather than the number of the assembled rack specific to a particular model.

I guess that's why the plaque approach is adopted. The plaque number will be specific. It's rather a shame that the plaques tend to fall off or become illegible.


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I don't suppose anyone has a spare 156 GTA rack they could read me the number off, not the plaque number, but the number stamped into the part itself. Proper massive thanks in advance. It just gives me a bit more to discuss with the seller when I ask to return the one I have :thumbs:
Is there not a plaque on the rack you've bought?
 

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Is there not a plaque on the rack you've bought?
Sadly not :disappointed:

There's a risk that the number on the casing is just the number of the casing which might be common to a number of models, rather than the number of the assembled rack specific to a particular model.

I guess that's why the plaque approach is adopted. The plaque number will be specific. It's rather a shame that the plaques tend to fall off or become illegible.


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I hadn't considered that, the innards are the important bits I suppose. :thumbs:
 
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