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Old 05-13-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Leaking rack & pinion

Hello, I am new here to the forum. I own a 2003 Focus ZTW and I have a bit of a problem with my power steering fluid which is badly leaking from metal lines in to the rack & pinion. I have uploaded a picture of where the leak is coming from (the lines in the red circle) and I am wondering if anyone here has any experience with this. Is there a gasket kit available that I can replace, or some kind of a Kmart fix I can do for now or would I have to replace the whole bloody rack in which I hope I wont have to do. Thanks in advance and any help in this would be gratefully appreciated. Thanx!

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You will have to replace whole rack. Check for replacement on Rockauto.
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There are some seals for the ends of those lines you could replace, if you confirm leakage from the junction.

Enough slime there I can't tell from the picture, is the thing actually dripping or just accumulated slime from seepage?
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There are some seals for the ends of those lines you could replace, if you confirm leakage from the junction.

Enough slime there I can't tell from the picture, is the thing actually dripping or just accumulated slime from seepage?
its been leaking for a while and it leaks quite a bit now so I am sure that there is quite a bit of buildup from it. there is fresh fluid leaking and when i wiggle the plate the lines go to, it feels a bit loose and can see more come out. there are two bolts holding it but they are on very tight already so I cant tighten any more. thanks for your relpy
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Lines will always twist in that setup, but new seals might help it out.
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Like said, even brand new the lines can move around, they do NOT bolt down solid.
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