2003, 138k, no wrecks
When I turn my wheel left or right there is a creaking. It seems to be coming from steering rack area. I can feel the vibration coming from the inner tie rod bar. I got it inspected and the guy said my rack and pinion are bad, but I don’t have any of the symptoms of a bad rack such as hard steering, clunking noise, looseness, drifting, leaking, etc. the only symptom I have is a creaking when I turn the wheel.
when I look at the rack when turning the wheel it seems to have a bit of play. My question really is whether this is a bad rack and pinion or if it’s just the bushings that are bad.