88 Accord steering boot rips then leaks.

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Sam Nickaby, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Sam Nickaby

    Sam Nickaby Guest

    A friend's power steering right boot rips then begins to loose
    fluid really fast weeks later. I flush with genuine fluids but still
    leaks. I can replace the boot. Did the dirt damage the seals? What
    are some ways I can do to reduce the leaks.

    Sam Nickaby, Jul 31, 2005
  2. Sam Nickaby

    Professor Guest

    You must repair the leak before the boot is replaced. It may have been
    the leak (and pressure) that ruined the boot in the first place.

    Professor, Jul 31, 2005
  3. Sam Nickaby

    shiden_kai Guest

    You "replace" the steering rack! There is no point in
    replacing the boot without fixing the leak, and attempting
    to replace the seal in a steering rack is not something you
    want to tackle.

    shiden_kai, Aug 2, 2005
  4. Sam Nickaby

    John S. Guest

    The end result of flushing without fixing the leak is that your friends
    car will leak new rather than old fluid all over the driveway. The
    seal will have to be replaced, which as others have aid translates into
    a complete replcement of the rack.
    John S., Aug 2, 2005
  5. Sam Nickaby

    Sam Nickaby Guest

    Hi Shiden,
    Steering rack is $751 without labor. The car only values at $400. I'd
    replace the end seals on my own car posted here
    http://tinyurl.com/73q2s I won't attempt this on my friends car
    without good reason because the work was a pain in the neck. I
    like to find a quick fix on my friends car. Check out the link if
    anyone would like to attempt one of the most painful work. Much
    worse than a timing belt replacement.
    Sam Nickaby, Aug 2, 2005
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