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Is it necessary to replace complete rack-pinion or can you just install new seals when the steering is leaking Assuming power steering fluid seal would not work?

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2008-05-03 15:15:27
2008-05-03 15:15:27

Yes, you can replace just the "boots" on the end of a rack-and-pinion steering provided that the mechanism is not damaged. Unfortunately, the boot is just a dust cover and if the inner mechanism has started leaking there really isn't much that can be done without completely disassembling the mechanism. The fluid in a rack assembly is under pressure from the power steering pump and once it starts leaking the rack is pretty much "done".

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