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What part is leaking?

On my ranger something that deals with the powersteering is leaking. Now before we take it into the shop we need to knwo what the part is called. it is down were at the end of the tierod and has a boot over it. it is not the end of the tierod where it connects to the spindle but the opposite end. It is also leaking on both sides. What is underneath those boots. Is it the powersteering pump leaking. i mean nothing on the engine is wet just the boots and my lower control arms because it is leaking pretty decently. So if anyone could help me i would appreciate it.
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That would be the steering rack and pinion.
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mine will be for sale soon.

the whole thing if you are interested.
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my rack will be for sale very very soon.. tie rods have been replaced within the last year. i can help with the install at my house on the west side of indy if interest

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how much would a new steering rack and pinon cost from a dealer to buy and install? and is does that sound right that it is leaking? are there seals that need replaced or does the whole thing need replaced?
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does it look like tranny fluid?

btw scott i posted first! haha
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figure to spend at least a grand at the dealer... and yes you will have to buy the whole rack.. cant just change the seals




im closer zach.. :) and i bet mine will be out first.. plan on the next day after leaf springs get here...hehe then you gotta figure.. does he want one with 36k on it or 80k? :)
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not if i drive there!


dammit... im prolly going to loose.
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how bad would it be if i just left it and kept filling my powersteering rezzy. how hard would it be to change myself?
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is it leaking tranny fluid? as in does the fluid that is leaking look red? like tranny fluid?

the ranger power steering pump uses tranny fluid....


the rack is a pain to remove.
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how bad would it be if i just left it and kept filling my powersteering rezzy. how hard would it be to change myself?

seals will eventually blow completely out leavin you with just about no steerin at all..

here is a reman from autozone

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no its not red really it is more clear but it does smell like powersteering fluid.
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Should be ATF
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Should be ATF

that is what i am thinking. was on bills 04.
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Is it red?
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ATF.. powersteerin fluid its all the same
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Not to my truck! LOL I had power steering fluid in it and it was loud as hell then I switched to ATF and its alot quieter
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no its not red it is clear. how much would you all want for your rack and pinion systems?
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ill let mine go for 100.
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how many miles does it have on it and how long would it take to change it out do you think?
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mines got 36k on it.. prob let mine go for $150+ship. or $300 installed if you came up here (lil over 3hrs from my house to boonville)
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well i am in evansville and that is quite a haul and dont i have to get an alignment afterwards anyway
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80k on mine. mine should be ready to ship in two weeks.
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well mine is going to get checked out tomorrow so i know for sure what it is and i will prolly need one before 2 weeks so that wont work zach
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tape measure alignment will get ya home.. till you can get a good one done
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