Question about 2003 Ford Windstar
I have an 03 Ford Windstar that is dumping power steering fluid. I have crawled under looking for the leak and found that the return line out of the rack and pinion is very loose. I can move it quite easily. I understand there is a seal on the end of the hose that needs replacing. My question is can this be accomplished without removing the Rack and pinion.
If you can get your hands up in there you should be able to depending on your clearence
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
all the boot does is keep dirt from getting to the lip seal if its leaking youl atleast need to replace seal and boot i think on that model youl need a specialty inner tie rod tool to remove before you can get the seal out. if it was me i believe id replace the whole rack if you plan on keeping the rig long hope this helps please rate me thanks
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
I agree with snowboard. Another name for the line wrench is "tubing wrench". It looks like a common boxed end wrench with six "points" or places of contact inside the boxed end but has a slot cut in it so it will slip over the metal tube part of the hose. Using this type of wrench you are less likely to "round off" the shoulders of the tubing nut. You won't be able to have the hose fixed. Well, you CAN, but it's much cheaper to buy a new one. I believe they're around $20.00 or so.
If the nut is recessed or some sort of wierd shape, try going to the dealership and talking to a mechanic. I've talked them into renting me a specialized tool. Some of the larger auto part supply stores also rent tools for a small fee. I think what you will need is the tubing wrench. Spend a few extra dollars and replace both hoses while you are getting greasy. That way you won't have to bother with it again for quite a while.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
It's a pretty extensive job and requires specialty tools... I'd have a local shop replace it for you to be honest.
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
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