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Old 07-04-2016, 04:14 PM   #1
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My cousin came to me sayn her steering had got tight on her car and i pulled it into the garage and got it up on stands pulled the passenger wheel off n got in there for a look... I could tell it was leaking and the resevoir was empty so i topped it off and had my her turn it from stop to stop... At first i was thinking it was a small leak from the clamp at the resevoir... But thts not the case.
Its leaking from the bellow where it mounts at the rack, so im thinking it needs a new rack...
But i wanted to see others thoughts on this, and how difficult of a job is this?
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Ya generally the seals leak and rack replacement like a Delco or A1-Cardone can be used.
IDK on the GP how complicated the FSM procedure is. Probably 5 hours?
Is her GP supercharged?
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Yea its super charged..
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You should wash down the whole right undercarriage of the vehicle......let it dry or blow dry it......then start the vehicle, to be absolutely sure where that leak is coming from, before condemning the rack.....it can leak elsewhere, catch the belt, and be flung everywhere....
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Im positive as to where the leak is, its on the rack, at the bellow. "You have one end connected to the rack, and another end connected to the inner tie rod." Its leaking from the bellow at the end connected to the rack, engine running with her turning the wheel stop to stop its running like a sink....
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