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How to fix rack and pinion power steering rubber boot leaks

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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

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well its sounds like the rack is leaking or the p/s hoses to it. you'll need to locate the part leaking and replace it

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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you need a rack and pinion

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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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.


Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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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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I keep bursting rack & pinion boots, does that mean my power steering pump is bad


no, if you have power steering fluid leaking into the boot it means your power steering piston/rod/cylinder has leaking seals.
replace the cylinder (what you attached the boots to) or rebuild the packing.

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Power steering leak


Not if it's the rack and pinion steering gear that is leaking. If those seals are gone, you would need a new or reconditioned rack and pinion. This is not a job for the average do it yourselfer, it is pretty involved.
To check the rack for leaks, you have to get under the car. Don't trust a jack to hold it up-use blocks or jackstands. Behind the engine on a cross mount, the rack will have tie rods coming out each end to the wheels. Peel back the rubber protective boots on the rack gear where the tie rods exit. If the rack is leaking, fluid will be evident under the boots, or maybe on only one end, but if that is your leak, you will need to replace it.

Jan 09, 2014 | 1993 Pontiac Bonneville

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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.

Jan 24, 2013 | Honda Cars & Trucks

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Rack and pinion? have play in wheel no sign of leaks new power steering pump installed


Hi Gunny, If your vehicle is fitted with rack and pinion steering also check the rack ends for play. The rack ends are the rods which the tie rod ends screw onto. The other end fits onto the rack of the rack and pinion. To work on those you will need to remove the rubber boots and loosen the locking washer, they can then be loosened with a wrench. If they are worn the play will be evident in the steering. When replacing them also replace the rubber boots. If the boots are worn and road grime and dust enters, you will see leakage from the rack and pinion in the near future. I always thought the Dakota was fitted with a steering box? Regards John

Jun 24, 2012 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

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Have a Lincoln Cont. 1999 that eats power steering , does not leak out any where, but smells like its being burnt. Where does it go and how to fix ?


there has to be a leak if you are continually topping up the steering fluid.check the power steering lines closely for leak it may just be a pinhole leak.if this has rack&pinion steering check the bellows(rubber boots on either side of the rack)the fluid could be leaking into the boots past the inner seals.if it is then the rack will have to be replaced and an alignment done.check the power steering pump for any leaks as well.if it has conventional steering check the steering box seals for leaks and the hoses as well.

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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(

Dec 05, 2010 | 1998 Toyota Sienna

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How do you remove the rack and pinion from a 2002 cadillac deville. there is a rubber boot connected to the steering gear and the steering column, how do you remove this boot?


set steering whell straight. push rubber boot up there is a 12mm/7-16 bolt that connects the steering shaft to the rack and pinion removeboth fron tires remove p/s lines and all other fastners for the rack and pinion

Aug 13, 2010 | 2002 Cadillac Deville

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Must add power steering fluid every two days.


Hi

Yes you can replace the steering rack rubber boots OK.

But if you are loosing fluid, it sounds like the internal seals are leaking, allowing the fluid to fill up these boots, and subsequently bursting them, so you will be back to square one.

Better to fit an exchange steering rack !

Good luck !

A FixYa rating would be Nice !......... Thanks.....John.

Feb 16, 2009 | 1987 Nissan Maxima

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