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if it's the low pressure side i'm sure a mechanic can replace just the broken part. if it's the high pressure side, best off just to get a new hose. if not, the hose is likely to leak again on the high pressure hose if the unit isn't replaced.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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You can change the seal, but the new one will most likely leak soon after, the seal starts leaking because of problems in the rack from wear, I would try it but if it leaks soon after replace the rack, they are cheap rebuilt.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: mitsubishi l200 animal 2006 leaking oil from steering rack

Its most likely a seal on the power steering rack by the age it will most likely just be a seal they are about £7 in UK but possible the rack is goosed although I doubt it, please be careful using the car as it can lock the steering in position, and,,,, well you get it.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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SOURCE: severe leak in rack and pinion-dumping steering fluid

Have you ruled out a leaking hose or hose connection? If so, to replace a rack system on most cars is an expensive repair. The labor rate can be from 70-125 an hour depending on the shops rate, then this is calculated to the over-all time they say will take to complete the job, usually 2.5 hours possibly a little longer and the rack system is about $185.00 -200.00 dollars.

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Mazda 6 2006 2.3 power steering


Hi Kirk, I'm glad to help!

Kirk, I see you have a power steering leak but the problem is there are a lot of places a leak can come from. Sometimes it leaks from the front seal on the pump itself, if this is the cases then replace the pump. Other times one of the hoses can be leaking, that's an easy one simply replace the hose that's leaking. The serious cases is when the Steering Rack itself is leaking usually behind the rubber boots at each end of the rack. This is where the seals are and when they start leaking the only way to fix it is to replace the Steering Rack. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Kirk.

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Is it possible for power steering fluid to get into the engine and mix with the oil? I am loosing fluid and there are no visible leaks, the engine oil and filter was recently changed and now has turne


No, the power steering is entirely a separate and sealed system, wholly external to the engine. The power steering pump pushes the fluid through a high pressure hose into the rack and pinion-the steering gear mounted below and behind the engine-and holds pressure within the rack that enables power assisted steering. At the same end where the power steering fluid hose enters the gear will be a fitting for a return line back to the fluid reservoir. These two hoses are usually routed close together at least part of the way, some may even be held together with brackets. Leaks could develop at the pump, the fluid reservoir, or the two hoses to and from the rack and pinion, or the seals inside the rack and pinion may have failed. You should be able to find the leak-it will only leak to the outside-to check the rack and pinion for leaks, right where your tie rods come out of the gear and go to the wheels for steering, will be a small rubber boot encasing the tie rod and the end of the rack assembly-on both ends is a boot and a tie rod-peel back the rubber boot from the gear ass\'y, it should be dry. If a lot of fluid, the seals in the rack and pinion are gone. It will have to be replaced.
Hopefully you will find a leaking hose or fractured reservoir, but keep looking, air flow may be blowing the leaking fluid back and under the car. Good luck, hope it\'s not the rack and pinion.

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Power steering loosing oil


year, make, model, and engine size?

You will likely not have the tools necessary to replace the seals that are leaking. If the seals are leaking than there are likely other components in the rack that are also worn out.

Rack and pinions are typically sold as remanufactured assemblies which typically offer the easiest repair option.

Feb 08, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I went to drive my car to work this morning and lost the power steering feels like it locked up the leak of power steering fluidf is leaking from the rack and pinion not pump


Hi and welcome to FixYa!

If that's the case then the oil seals of the rack and pinion should be replaced. If the seals are worn out it tends to leak and can definitely feel a loss of power. If it still leaks even after the replacement then the rack and pinion should be replaced.

There are instances that after oil seal replacement it still leaks it's because that the rack and pinion has severe damage.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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There is power steering fluid dripping from the passenger side boot covering the rod that connects to the wheel. Could a simple replacement of the boot be the fix, or is there a problem with the main unit...


No, the boot only keeps dust out of the inner tie rod joint--it is not intended to hold back fluid. The rack will have to be rebuilt with new seals. Sorry. :o(

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Mitsubishi l200 animal 2006 leaking oil from steering rack


Its most likely a seal on the power steering rack by the age it will most likely just be a seal they are about £7 in UK but possible the rack is goosed although I doubt it, please be careful using the car as it can lock the steering in position, and,,,, well you get it.

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Poer steering fluid is leaking. Fan runs slow


Check power steering rack. on the camarys its alittle more common than most cars. poke a hole in the boot and watch for a leak. Nothggn should come out of there. If you have fluid coming from the boots then your internal seals are leaking on the rack. a small hole will not hurt the rack if nothing comes out.

Also check your power steering pump shaft. sometimes the seal will leak
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I think your over heating problem may be a different problem all together.

Hopefull that helps.
Michael

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1999 dakota rack and pinion leak


You can change the seal, but the new one will most likely leak soon after, the seal starts leaking because of problems in the rack from wear, I would try it but if it leaks soon after replace the rack, they are cheap rebuilt.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Dakota

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RACK AND PINON DODGE RAM 1500 2005


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.

Jan 27, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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1990 supra steering rack


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.

Dec 06, 2008 | 1990 Toyota Supra

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