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2005 Lexus RX330 Question: can a steering rack leak be repaired or is it a remove/ replace part/assembly?

 

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cper12, 3.3L V6, San Diego, CA, January 31, 2013, 13:24
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found a cut on the steering rack boot on the passenger side, took it to an independent lexus repair shop and they told me that the steering rack is leaking and has to be replaced.

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    Tomiko January 31, 2013, 14:04
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    it can be fixed by a shop that specializes in rebuilding them

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto January 31, 2013, 14:08
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    Rack bellows can be replaced.... but if the rack is leaking into boot it may have failed because of the leak...Rubber being attacked by chemicals in fluid. They understandably would not be able to stand behind a repair in that case. Its a judgment call as to how much fluid is leaking.

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