The rack and the pinion gear is never replaced on rebuilt units as you can not get new ones. With new Inner tie-rod ends, and a new rack bushing, you can rebuild your 88 rack yourself for much less than buying the standard rebuilt units.
(88 Steering Rack Bushing)
The 1988 passenger side steering rack bushing is made out of bearing bronze alloy C93200. This is the much better than the material rebuilders commonly use. It requires that you drill 2 holes and rivet it in with two 1/8" stainless steel rivets (included). The original plastic bushing is no longer available through GM.
Note : Before ordering any parts take the time to pull the passenger side boot back to see if any looseness is in the rack bushing or inner tie rod. You can cut the original metal clamps. Use plastic tie wraps to replace the steel clamps. Also look at the inner steel rack to see if it is rusted. If it shows any signs of being rusty all the rust will have to be polished off before a new rack bushing can be installed.
I do not offer free shipping.
Because I use postal flat rate boxes for heavy orders there is no program that can add the proper amount of shipping to every order. So all shipping is added manually by myself after you place your order. That is explained here: Shipping added later explanation
When you place an order the shipping amount will show $0.00. Soon after you place an order you will receive an email confirmation that shows the amount of shipping that was added to your order.
Shipping is $7.50 (USA) This fits in a small USPS flat rate box
Final shipping cost is determined by weight of the item(s) and distance from , Milwaukee, WI. Shipping prices quoted are for items shipped to the Midwest area in the USA. If you are ordering a single item or multiple items the total shipping price is determined after you place the order. I try to keep my shipping prices to a minimum and use Postal Flat Rate boxes whenever I can utilize them for an order.