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I have a 2000 dodge dakota I think one of the boots that is on a rod by my tire is full of power stearing fluidwhat could tha be or called

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That is actually the end of the rack & pinion unit, the rod is the outer tie rod end & it is power steering fluid. The fluid gets to the inside of the boot by escaping from the steering system via the outer seal. You will need to check your Power steering fluid & top off. As long as the steering is not using an excessive amount & this has built up over a long period of time, it's only fluid leaking and as long as enough fluid has still been available to the rack, no other damage should have resulted due to the seal seeping/leaking. The rack will have to be rebuilt eventually, or replaced. You can drain the boot or leave as is until you decide to make the repairs.

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Seal in the rack and pinion is leaking,seal is replaceable

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