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Powersteering leakage of the rack and pinion unit.

So it is not possible to change only the seals of the rack and pinion unit ?I see a plate with 4 holes after removing everything, if you can remove this plate I think it is will be easy to repace the seals.But the problem is that I cannot remove this plate with 4 holes.Is this plate removable ???

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If you remove the steering wheel coupler off you can pull the ram all the way out on each side to replacce seals, however I dout that the seals will fix it The tubes are worn out and replacing the seals won't fix it.

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The problem with only replacing the seals is that the inside of the rack maybe worn which caused the seals to leak in the first place. First I would try some Lucas or similar product power steering stop leak. This may or may not stop the leak for awhile. Second...I would replace the rack with a rebuilt unit. I personally would not try to replace the seals. Good luck with it.

Bob

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: removing and replacing , rack and pinion instalation bolts

no these bolts are notorious for sticking in . heat up the bolt and the subframeand you should be able to tap it out with a punch. good luck

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SOURCE: 99 windstar leaking power steering fluid

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

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somewhere there is a air leak on the suction side of the pump.  Try tightening the clamps and connections.

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SOURCE: Power steering fluid leaking through

If the leakage is coming from the bellows on tie rod the best fix is rack & pinion replacement. Rebuilt racks are often less expensive than new. Get 2-3 estimates before you commit.

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there many web sites that offer tech suppurt, even Chrysler, just start looking, also Napa Auto Parts. Auto Zone. This is to hard to explain on a site like this. GOOD LUCK RDJRP

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