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there was a message here asking about my hubs that i think ron1004 may have accidentally deleted cleaning up his ask to add my car and location to my signature...

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the drivers side is an 03 rio hub with an 01 knuckle, new hub/bearings/spacer. this hub has studs.
the passenger side is an 01 rio hub with an 01 rio knuckle. junkyard special. i drilled out the bolt holes to 1/2 inch to accept studs for the 03 model. so it matches the drivers side.

the escort stuff would not have worked out.
 

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Got a chance Saturday morning to ghetto ride the kia. something is still problematic on the right side, i took it for a loop on the highway and then back to the house. jacked it up, inner tierod seems the next culprit. sad part is i have these, i bought them and never put them in. took it to inspection where my armenian guy is (they have inspected my cars for years) and he confirmed it was inner tie rod. i'll get it done this week and then we will be good to move on.
 

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great news! the inner tierods are fine. beat up, but fine.

bad news. it's the rack that is loose inside. guess that's coming down now :)
 

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Got the new rack!

Old one is already in the box back in the car to send for the core lol

New rack is in, column is up.

Need to wire the column back up and put the wheels on. Also fix my linkage shift linkage. My oem plastic sleeve gave up the ghost this time.
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Buttoned back up just need to grab the long acre plates for alignment. Shift linkage is fixed too. Also replaced the torsion bar washers that I had from the parts car. Outer washers just weren’t right and now was a great time to change them.
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Went to inspection they didn’t like how dull and dim the headlights were and I had an unexpected loose ball joint. Both are fixed now and ready to try again.

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