I bet over 75% of 4th gen owners have a leaking steering rack and/or worn tie rods...
I bought a 99se rack because it is stiffer. It comes with new inner tie rods and new o-rings.
You should replace the outer tie rods and sway bar bushings at the same time.
Assorted Sockets (12,14,17,21mm)
Assorted drill bits up to ??
Factory Shop Manual
Estimated time: 4 hours
This process will take some time and it's nice to have a second. Major props to JNCoRacer for his help on this one!
First of all, you will need to following tools to complete this replacement.
1) 12mm, 14mm, 19mm open/box wrench
2) 8mm, 12mm, 14mm, 19mm, 24mm sockets (various drives, that's up to you)
3) A universal joint for socket wrench (again drive is your call)
4) Drain pan
5) Turkey bastor or some pump to remove the power steering fluid
The lower tie bar shown in the pictures is still under development. It will be manufactured by BlehmCo and should be in production very soon. I do not know the exact date, and I do not know the cost at this time. If you have any questions about it , you can contact Matt Blehm (Matt93SE) at Maxima.org
I just installed the Addco RSB and thought i'd do a little write up on it...
Drag out the car ramps and back the Max on up. (Per John at Addco "the suspension should NOT be allowed to "hang" like if you were to simply jack up the car. He said to definitely use ramps!)