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will a bad power steering rack cause lead from the the pump

sekiflying

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will a bad power steering rack cause lead from the the pump

I am having leak problem for the power steering system.
I am thinking to replace the pump, but is it possible it cause by the rack?
 

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Where is the leak? If you can't see leak then simply clean off with pressure washer, top up power steering and then check back after a week or 2 after driving it normal like going to work and mates houses etc...
 

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Don't use a pressure washer - they could cause you more problems. Clean off with a degreaser spray can and just wash off with a garden hose. If the leak is coming from the rack it should be obvious if you jack up the front of the car and have a look at the rack. Likewise, if the leak is coming from the power steering pump, when you place your hand underneath the pump, if it's leaking you should get fluid on your hand. Most times a leaking pump can be fixed by removing the pump and replacing the seals and connector "O" rings (seal kits are cheap).
 
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