Steering Rack Leak

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xr4tifan
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Steering Rack Leak

Post by xr4tifan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:11 pm

My steering rack has developed a leak at the nut located behind the dust cover. :x The fluid literally just pours out after a few turns. Time to replace the entire rack or is there another way to stop the leak?
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Re: Steering Rack Leak

Post by DAReese » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:40 pm

They typically can be rebuilt, but it is easier to replace.
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Re: Steering Rack Leak

Post by xr4tifan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:53 pm

I figured. :( Thanks
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Re: Steering Rack Leak

Post by ford.scorpio » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:05 pm

Easy to rebuilt; kits are available; if you need the tool set, I have one like new available.
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Re: Steering Rack Leak

Post by Merkurfast » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:28 pm

Where I live in Arizona a place called Phoenix Rack and Axle will rebuild your rack by steel sleeving it. I recall they charge about $250. The steel sleeving makes it lost longer.

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