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1998 Foester Settering Rack Oil Leak

I have a replacement unit to install, but need images and instructions to do the installation ?
It would be helpful if a web site for downloadle images could be provided ?

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I found that there wasn't any problrm with the existing Steering, it was a leaking "oil union" near the steering column.
It would appear that the union had not been tightened on the assembly line.
The union appears to have loosened over time (93000klms) and was just finger tight.
I was going to have the Steering Rack replaced by a mechanic.
The question arises as to whether the mechanic would have noticed the above, and just retightened the union, or gone ahead and replaced the rack ?

Posted on Nov 27, 2008


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