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I have a 94 Ford Aerostar and recently had the rack and pinion replaced with a rebuilt unit. I have noticed power steering fluid dripping from the boot on the left side, and suspect a seal is damaged

I can't afford to have a garage mechanic do this work. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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IF there is a warranty on the rack and pinion I would take it back and ask that the problem be repaired or the rack replaced . I suspect the rack where the seal runs on is scored and any new seal will fail as well.

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you Could find a new or rebuilt rack for two or three hundred bucks plus about two hours of labor. Then you will need to have a wheel alignment. So around $500-$600 total. Good Luck.


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Hi, welcome to FixYa.com my name is Shawn and I will be answering your question.

It is possible to rebuild power steering racks but most mechanics have not done it in years and some require special tools to perform the procedure. Industry standard is to replace the power steering rack assembly. If there is a fluid leak in the boot the rack needs to be replaced.

I hope my assistance helped you and resolved your concern, if you need further assistance please ask.

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