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    Romel Edmondson May 11, 2010

    Wut really is the help that u need?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    was told to replace rack and pinion

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I have a leak from my power steering fluid on to the steering rack gaiter can u help

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Power steering gear box is leaking fluid around cover plate



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If you have a leak from the back of the rack your sector shaft seal is defective. to replace it you need to remove the rack and do it on the bench.remove the locking nut and pull the seal from inside.if you are a rooky replace the rack with a rebuild one. good luck.

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How do I remove the rack and pion from my 2005 Toyota Tacoma truck? it was steering hard and I replaced the power steering pump already.
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