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Rack Steering Question......

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Racerboy221, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 9, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Racerboy221

    Racerboy221 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I drove through an area with some shattered Bamboo and a piece struck and punctured my steering boot on the rack. Sadly, this is now allowing power steering fluid to leak out and I am forced to continue to refill it every couple of days...as well, I cannot park in the driveway due to the staining.

    My questions are these:.....

    Can the boot be replaced easily or should the entire rack get replaced??
    Is this something I should do myself or take it to be done?

    Any assistance woud be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 3:18 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    It's leaking P/S fluid from the rack??

    If so, time for a new P/S Rack.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    Racerboy221

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    Yes, its leaking from a small hole in the boot caused from a piece of wood/bamboo I hit somewhere along the road.

    I checked with a shop here and they say the book can be replaced....somewhere in the area of $110 for parts and labor. I really just wanted to do it myself (if possible) but I might still need to get an alignment when through.

    If the rack does need to be replaced, is that a fairly easy job? What does a rack cost?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    skytower

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    That is just a dust boot. If there is fluid inside, the rack is leaking.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Yuppers.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    alexmxman185

    alexmxman185 Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    s1deout

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    Both of my dust cover boots are torn. I just ordered replacements and the guy at Advanced auto said that there should be a grease pack included.

    Anybody have a write up on replacing the boots?

    Thanks!
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    the boot is not a seal for stering fluid it just for dust so the problem in not that the boot is broken their is a seal broken inside the boot and that my friend is a job for the shop and a new rack will be way grater than that.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    HAHAHA... They no comprende.

    If your rack boots are leaking fluid you have a bigger problem then leaking boots... As in the power steering rack is leaking into the boots... which means a new rack is needed.

    please someone else say in a diffrent way one more time
     
  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    jeffz0rz

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    what are 96-04 5 lug racks going for ? im in need of a new one.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    looked one up on kragens site cheapest is 310. id check out a mini truck salvage yard
     
  13. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    i rplaced my rack on my 05+ mini and it was 150ish on ebay from an online wrecking yard.......... i did the install my self wasnt to hard. getting the steering straight was the hardest part
     
  14. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    Dude at advance is trying to sell you cv joint boots. There is no grease in a steering rack boot.
     
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