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    Guys,

    When changing my front ARB bush, I noticed a leak from the steering rack, as showed in the attached picture. I tried to check the steering fluid level (after finally locating it behind the inner wheel arch), but the container is white (not see-through) and although it had a max/min mark, it was impossible to see any fluid level. I did only see a leak on the right hand side.

    Is this power steering fluid for sure? And can someone please tell me there is another way to solve this than changing the steering rack, as they are sooo expensive!!???
    Any help on the subject is much appreciated.

    Car is a 2004 2,0 DTI

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    Sorry to say that does look like power steering fluid. I am sure that the only fix is a replacement rack, as i dont think the inner seals are available seperately. Maybe someone will be able to confirm.

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    Went to my local Vx dealer today, and they confirmed power steering fluid leak, and the only solution is to change steering rack. And the price? I live in Norway, but converted with today's exchange rate: £ 1526!!!!!!!! And that was after they gave me a little discount as well. So whatever you do, don't mess up the steering rack...

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