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When i turn the wheels power steering fluid leaks everywhere...so i looked and saw it the rack and pinion boot or bellow was busted...so i was wondering how do i change one out?

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You need a whole new rack the seal is no good the boot is just meant to keep it clean and without a lift it is almost impossible to change

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