2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Q&A

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: rack and pinion

ive been told that my rack and pinion is leaking, about how long will a car last with it leaking -
Answer 1
Impossible to say. Some of these leak slowly and can leak for years, some leak quickly and you will need to add fluid daily. How often do you need to add fluid? -
Comment 1
just found out today that it is leaking -
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