Possible Steering Rack Seal

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Possible Steering Rack Seal

by brianakanishin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:22 pm

A quick question regarding steering.

I woke up this morning with a big puddle of oil under front of car. Seems to have come from steering rack.

Firstly, is this going to be an expensive job if it is just a seal or secondly, is this a big job that could take a while a relieve be of my house in payments?




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Re: Possible Steering Rack Seal

by Cliff » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:30 pm

If it’s the main seal I believe the rack needs swapping - if it does, while I’ve never done it myself, I’ve heard it’s a pretty nasty and time consuming job. If you’re doing it yourself that’s maybe less of an issue since you’re not charging yourself! But if you’re taking it to a garage, get a quote for fixed price work first.
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Re: Possible Steering Rack Seal

by brianakanishin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:07 am

Won’t be able to do it myself. My body won’t let me. Going to be a rather expensive pre Christmas then as it needs steering, UV Joint covers, service and MOT. Am wondering if it is time to take it around the back, into the woods and shoot it.


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