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Old 07-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question Fluid in Tie Rod Boot

I'm replacing an inner tie rod on the left side of my 2005 Sierra SLE crew 2WD 5.3L with rack & pinion steering. When I removed the inner tie rod boot, steering fluid came out, not very much maybe half a shot glass. Is this a problem or is a small amount acceptable?
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As long as its not leaking while assembled you should be alright just make sure to check your fluid level when your done and add as needed
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The seal is leaking from the high pressure end of the rack, sounds like you don't have much to worry about right now, I had a Nissan that leaked a similar amount for the 8 years I owned it, it never got any worse, I just topped up the P/* reservoir whenever it needed some.
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