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Power steering we have changed the rack and pinion boot several times each new boot leaks the same as the last. there is no apparent reason for this leak, other then possible incorrect instalation the install directions are very vauge. dose anyone have a detailed description of the install directions or any ideas for troubleshooting this issue>

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So you only changed the boot itself? Several times? If I understood you correctly, sounds like the rack and pinion is leaking bad. I don't know if that can be repaired. In the shops I worked at, when it was leaking, we just replaced the whole set up. To me, this sounds like your sisutation.

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