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In this video I show you how to replace the rack and pinion in a 2007 Saturn Aura. Always refer to the shop manual for the proper procedure and torque specs.
Part used in video:
Rack and Pinion Complete Unit - Hydraulic Power - Re-manufactured Cardone Part No. 22-1035

50 thoughts on “Replace rack and pinion – saturn aura”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Soto says:

    man brotha your videos have saved me so I don't gotta pay the outrageous shop fees bit if you were here in Canada I would even bring you everything I own so I could drive my vehicles again

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Nash says:

    can you do mine

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl Will says:

    My son has a Ford Focus 2007 I am thinking about doing it myself what do you think thanks Carl

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Nowak says:

    Thank you very much. I appreciate the attention to detail, and you’re a very good teacher.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Eckerd says:

    Best video I've seen yet great job,

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian McCarthy says:

    Ive never let it run to bleed it, but had an Impala that wouldn't bleed. I always shut it off and let it sit, but your way worked on this thing. It was driving me nuts!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Espisito says:

    Def smokes a J before he starts.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rodger Congdon says:

    great video you explained things very well

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Currie says:

    This is a completely different Eric. No hat, very clinical and all business. Still watched it all but very interesting to see how you have evolved.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Beilman says:

    Your head looks naked

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny [Doc] Bain says:

    One thing I have learned about owning a Jaguar, you must constantly fix something on them. When Ford owned the company, they got rid of many of the problems, like Lucas electronic connectors and devices, which failed repeatedly. Most repair shops won't touch them, so you are stuck doing the work yourself, or sell the car. However, I love the design of my 2005 XK-8 convertible so much, I'd hate to sell it. I am presently restoring a 75 Malibu, my very first car, and a 65 Mustang, so I guess I am a car guy, though I only work on my own vehicles. I have already restored my 65 M-151 military jeep. Your videos are extremely helpful and informative, especially what cars to avoid.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary's Garage says:

    What was wrong with the old one? was it leaking? Great video.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick says:

    Gracias

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Moore says:

    Without doing an alignment, how much would you charge for this job?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gina LV says:

    Good job, it would be great to have such a wonderful Maintenance master

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mongo Mongo says:

    ever had to replace the hard transfer lines on the rack.the flare is odd

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars next0845 says:

    Haha, this make me chuckle. Eric, your carpet don’t match your curtains 😂
    The grey has evened up over the years.
    Much more fluid nowadays with the presenting skills 👍

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Rich MAC says:

    I know this video is old but I might be doing one of these on my 09 Aura soon so it this is very helpful. One comment however. Looks like guys that have done more than one of these have figured out that lowering the subframe (slowly) gives you about 3" more clearance making the removal and installation a lot easier. Looks like you did it the hard way and still managed to keep your cool

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 7Tino777 says:

    Hey my friend really appreciate your video.
    I have a 2007 Saturn Aura XE 6 Cyl 3.5 Liter and it needs a new body control module. I would like to replace it myself, any videos you can direct me to?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Miller says:

    Thank you Sir. I've got one of these wonderful Auras scheduled for a Rack Tomorrow. Looks Simple enough I ain't scared now lol. Happy Wrenchin Grease Monkeys from Western Pa…..

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Garrison says:

    Thanks for the video, I'm taking my car to the shop!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blunt force says:

    Yea mine is a slunt and don't wana come out

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eduardo Fleters says:

    Your gray hair looks so cool…!!!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Morrison says:

    How long approx should this take? I want to make sure I'm not getting ripped off by my mechanic..

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Stromberg says:

    Who do you recommend not recommend for a remanufactured Rack and Pinion for a Saturn Aura?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Beeching says:

    Great video Eric very informational, but a little to serious. I like your old just a real guy feel. You know a real Americana feel. Keep up the great work from a fellow up-stater.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eddie Espinal says:

    Who would give Eric a thumbs down ? This some good stuff this man gives ppl for free!!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne holbrook says:

    I had a new rack and pinion installed a while back and where the lines go in by the steering shaft always dripped so I been working on it I cannot get it to stop is there something like an o ring or something Missing that the guy that installed it forgot I'm thinking about going to AutoZone and try to put on rings on it to see if it will stop

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marco Garcia says:

    The best love it thank you

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Booth says:

    Yes,you should give it a wheel alignment after the rack has been replaced,I need to get one done on my Holden Commodore because while I didn't have the tie rod ends unbolted,the rack was unbolted when I replaced the headers in the car & it's as if the steering rack isn't central anymore.

    Note I rebuilt my own rack !

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nebur Salcido says:

    Aww man put ur hat on

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Summers says:

    Great job

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Washer says:

    I love the timing of "an extra set of hands would be kinda useful" as your other mechanic walks through the door and off into the other bay.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken751 says:

    I love watching your videos. Lucky I found it, the rack and pinion on my G6 is going out and I am going to learn how to replace it for the first time and it uses the exact same rack and pinion as this aura so it should be very simple, besides using a jack instead of a lift. Thank you for the effort you put into these videos!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars travis allen says:

    man your so serious in your earlier videos compared to your newer videos lol

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jackson Auto says:

    I usually drop the rear of the cradle. (Depending on vehicle condition due to salt) and it gives just a little extra room.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Farmer Dave says:

    The olden days when Eric actually wore safety glasses.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elwood Noble says:

    I agree about the hat! You now look like an upside down chocolate covered vanilla icecream! Lol! Great work!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Farmall_Cub_in_Columbia says:

    Eric need some advice on fixing a corroded and leaking steering rack transfer line. Car is a 2010 Cadillac CTS-4 3.0 Litre AWD. GM lists special order P/N 19177058 as a kit with lines and o-rings. No parts exist in any GM warehouse or stock location. The tubes are 6mm steel lines using a saginaw flare, o-ring and a retainer clip. I did investigate fabricating a new line but cannot find any flaring tools for saginaw flares for 6mm tubing, although these flaring tools exist for 1/4 inch tubing which is close in size. Checked Cardone and ATSCO and neither list a set of replacement tubes for this application. I was able to get P/N 19177057 tubing kit which is not a drop in fit, but has the correct flared ends and o-rings. The plan looks to be rework the '057 tubing set to fit the AWD sterring rack. Can you offer a better solution ? Would 1/4 inch lines flared with saginaw flares fit into the fittings on the ram and steering control valve ?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael barnish says:

    Whoa! Everything is so prim and proper and clean!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BoscoMoney says:

    Geez dude talk about evolution of a channel/social casting personality . You were so stiff and lifeless in these old ones. Sometimes you sound almost sad. Glad to see you where youre at today!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ram14250 says:

    An early "dry" Eric video… still good, like your new stuff with your fun commentary.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Gaggin says:

    Your old videos are not nearly as entertaining. Safety glasses instead of safety squints. Booo.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howard B says:

    Hair dye needed lol.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Cheeney says:

    Dude… You have grown so much as a trainer and videographer and a talent since then. If this was the 1st video of yours I watched, would not have subscribed.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robin banks says:

    Where's all the rust ? Impostor !! fake. That's not the real Eric O.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ning3n says:

    Watching your older videos, you talk like you're an ASE instructor.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chao Lee says:

    So formal…….. what a difference 4 years make.