The steering rack boot is an expandable rubber covering that creates a seal between the rack and pinion and the tie rod end. There is one on each end of the rack and pinion steering gear.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Cracking or splitting of the rubber boot
- Boot may be oil soaked due to leak from power steering rack
Related Repair Advice
- Damaged boots should be replaced to help avoid dirt and debris damaging the steering rack
- A four-wheel alignment should be performed after replacing a steering rack boot