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LSDFJ00
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Steering rack woes Reply with quote

Guys

Anyone else experienced similar??
Had my rack refurbed by a well known source about 3000 miles ago (read 6 years).
I have just discovered large amounts of power steering fluid in the rubber gaitors. Having trouble believing it's only lasted such a short way down the road!!
Do you think lack of/irregular use has caused this premature wear in the seals or are the repairers just naff?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I had my rack refurbished in 2003 at about 53000 Kms in Q8 then had it done again due to a leak in January 2016 at about 97500 Kms , same as you fluid in the rubber gaiters. So, I got 44500 Kms between refurbs over 13 years, about 3500 Kms a year. I think yours could be a lack of use thing to be honest. Seals harden and then leak if they are not being lubricated regularly.

I used Kiley Clinton in Birmingham (No affiliation) to refurbish mine and was very please with their work. If the rack is not suitable for refurbishing they will tell you, price was good too.

I did flush out the old fluid before I fitted the refurbished rack by the way.

Good luck with the repair.

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