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    right guys need your help just took my front wheels off the car to clean and noticed that the rubber boot at the end of the track rod end is split and leaking some fluid out of the split is this a easy job to repair and what parts do i need hope its not expensive lol also how much are they thanks for the help

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    just a new track rod end matey easy to do count how many turns to remove and wind new one on same amount of turns should avoid needing tracking total cost about £20 if you do it yourself

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    no mate not track rod end its the rubber boot at the end of it towards the center of the car just spoke to a mate and he said it sounds like a faulty steering rack as that was only replaced in november and there should be no fluid coming out at all as its only a dust cover

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    no shouldnt be fliud if its the rack gatior

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    thats what i thought mate good job its still under garantee then will have to give them a ring tommorrow and get it sorted

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    Could be the CV boot I think they call them? Mine had the same thing, it's not a liquid it leaks but like a grease type stuff, goes all over the inner side of the alloy!

    Not covered under warranty they told me because it looked like something came up off the road and damaged mine.

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    does it mean a new sterring rack or is it as simples as replacing the boot its self

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    if the seal on the end of the rack is leaking it might be able to be replace but i would have thought the rack will have to be returned to its manufacturer.
    i wouldnt be suprised though if they said that that the gaitor aint covered by warranty and that the seal on the rack id consequential damage from dirt ingress from a damaged gaitor

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    will just took the car in and yet another steering rack needed but its coved on the garantee so all good should get the car back later on

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    woo hoo car back all sorted and another new steering rack lets hope this one lasts longer lol

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