Can I just replace the boot or does steering linkage have to be replaced too?
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2001 Subaru Outback Question: Driver's side steering gear boot is busted. What do I do?
Answer #1goodguy April 07, 2013, 12:52Master
if it is the cv boot you are talking about the best thing to do would be to replace the cv shaft ,depending on how long the boot has been torn
ReplyWeby54, April 07, 2013, 13:43Rookie
No, it's not the CV boot, they're in good shape (replaced last year). It's the longer, skinnier boot on the steering linkage. Thanks
Answer #2pushrod April 07, 2013, 17:30Master
If it is leaking replace the steering rack assembly. Boot is not supposed to have fluid in it! If just torn replace the boot.
ReplyWeby54, April 07, 2013, 17:34Rookie
I'll go back and check it out again, but I believe there is no leaking, just a torn boot.
Thanks, appreciate the help.