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Mklangelo
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Nov 22, 2013, 9:42 AM

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I have a massive power steering leak on a 92 Buick LeSabre Custom.

The attached picture is from the front driver's side facing the Firewall. The Steering Column comes out of the Firewall and there is a rubber boot (red arrow) and the fluid is coming from the bottom of the boot (green arrow).

Can someone tell me what is inside that boot and what it's called? What steps would you take to further troubleshoot this?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks and have a good one,

MK







Discretesignals
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Nov 22, 2013, 10:03 AM

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The arrow is pointing to the steering shaft boot. The boot protects the steering shaft that connects to the top of the rack. If you have fluid leaking out of the boot, you need a steering rack. There are also hoses and metal lines that connect to the top of the rack's head. You might want to get the vehicle in the air and make sure you don't have a line leak spraying on the boot.





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Mklangelo
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Nov 22, 2013, 10:17 AM

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Thanks for the reply, Discrete.


Would this part also be know as the Steering Gear? It's the closest thing I can come up with in my Chilton's manual...


Discretesignals
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Nov 22, 2013, 10:30 AM

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Yes, the steering rack and pinion is also known as the steering gear.





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