my adjusters on track rods have seized and most garages and fast fit centres have all told me it will be £80 plus to have it tracked because of the adjusters seizing,is there a cheaper way of getting these sods undone without paying through the nose.
Take them off yourself, unseize them and then get it tracked up. Two 15mm bolts at the steerin rack, pop out the track rod end then undo the two 13mm bolts in the adjustors.... free them off in a vice, grease them and refit them. Then get it tracked.... most garages quote stupid figures coz they assume all Cavs/astras will be rust buckets and seized solid (which most are) but if they are free, the whole job should take about 20mins tops.... I paid £15 to get mine tracked after I unseized then adjustors.
mine were feked too, took them off at the centre of the rack and put new ones on. if you are taking them off at the rack, watch the little locking clip that goes over the bolts. small plain screwdriver does the trick but dont brake it.
My adjusters had seized and ATS told me i had to leave the car with them one day...got a phone call to say car was ready, expecting a largish bill when i got there due to the time they had spent on it...but they only charged me the normal tracking rate of about £27.
If your really stuck, remove the both arms (lime green). Undo from steering rack, and remove track rod end to leg bolt. Then whilst this is off, you can either swap them for another pair of bars that don't have seized adjusters, or put your in a vice heat up as mentioned and undo that way.
EDIT :lmao: Just noticed Dave has suggested this already - DOH :Cool2: