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1990 supra steering rack

The steering rack on my 1990 supra is leaking. Are there seals that can be replaced or does the entire rack need to be replaced?

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There are seals that can be replaced, but if it is noticeably leaking, then you are likely going to need to replace the rack. It can be time consuming but it is well worth it. Replacement racks can be found either in other Supra's or you can find rebuilt ones online, those, however, usually require you to send yours in.

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