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Power steering rack leaking

My ford escort finesse 1600 16v x reg sept 2000 power steering steering rack is leaking not from the pump or pipes but somewhere from the rack but dont know where

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How fast is the leak? How long has this been going on? If your getting a slow leak its likely from the hose from the pump to the rack, or from a remote reservoir to the pump. If it leaks out immediately then the seal is likely gone on the rack. If its spraying out then its likely from the rack back to the pump, this is a high pressure hose. All this aside though if you have ever let it run dry there is a chance the pump is weak and if you find the leak and replace the hose, the new found full pressure could cause the pump to go. If its just a minor leak there are in reservoir fluid sealers that might work for you, also an uncooked raw egg can plug up a leak for days at a time.

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If it's coming from the rack, check the rubber boots from the rack to the inner tie rods, and if they are soaked with fluid, you will need a new rack, or keep adding fluid to the pump as needed.
Hope this helps!

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