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    confused help with steering rack gaiters

    Hi,I've got power steering fluid leaking from within the drivers side steering rack gaiter,the steering is a little noisy,so has anyone had the same problem and any help would be greatly appreciated

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    sounds like you need a new rack m8

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    Default found this on ebay...

    Oh NOOOOOO!Thanks for that...
    been looking on ebay for steering racks/power steering stuff and found this;http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=140323132462
    has anybody used this?is it worth a go?
    cheers
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    Hi Wilson002,

    I tried something similar on mine but it didn’t make any difference, it still leaked..
    You will in the end need to get a new rack fitted. The seal is gone it’s that simple I’m afraid.

    I did mine today wasn’t as terrible as I expected. But then I’m fairly good with the spanners and had a VW mechanic mate help me.
    I’m sure if you buy a rack most garages will fit it for you.

    I can assure you that the track rod arms will be knackered as the steering fluid damages the ball joint.
    Where steering is concerned its best to just replace the whole lot and start from fresh.
    Shopping list was Rack (£125), track rod arms (£20 each), track rod ends (£13 each) and lastly gaiters (£18 each)

    £227 all in for a new rack was pretty good going I think. But at a guess I’d say about the same again for it all to be fitted.

    Hope that helps.

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