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    Default CX steering rack something amiss and it leaks

    Well i asked a lad to lift the sparewheel off and i peeked down to try and find the leak...

    What am i looking at? Dont have my haynes manual yet

    What is it suppose to look like. When the engine runs lhm comes from the metal pipe thats clearly not connected to whatever it needs to be connected to

    The rubber t junction doesnt reach...

    Solution much much appreciated

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    Think that's just a case of connecting the rubber pipe to the steering rack. Can you get your hand down there and make it fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc61 View Post
    Think that's just a case of connecting the rubber pipe to the steering rack. Can you get your hand down there and make it fit?
    The T junction should reach the steel tube on the rack and hold firm. The pipes to it are flexible and can be manipulated. You may need to re reroute them. If the T does not hold firm then it needs replacing. CX Basis has them in stock, however you will be amazed at just how much one small piece of rubber can cost!
    Cheers Gerry

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    The open pipe is the rack and the T-joiner goes onto it. If you look at the white plastic pipe clip nearby, you will see where the pipe could fit in the unused slot. Work out if that's the correct slot for it or if the pipes fit more securely swapping the one that's clipped in to the vacant slot. If the tee is hard, be very careful with it until it can be replaced.

    It's a low pressure line, so not dangerous to play with, but can leak a lot. Another common problem that looks like the rack leaking is the brake valve return, which lives above the pinion and has a T-joint that splits.

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    just degrease the area and have a look where the LHM is coming from. They leak a remarkable amount of fluid if you don't fix any minor leaks (says he who must have 2litres of LHM on the shed floor under the ugly pink ID19 from a very minor leak .... grrrr).

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    Rotate the clip to hold the free pipe, then reverse the rubber T & it will go close to fitting on the open pipe.

    Richard

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    Thanx a lot ill try my best to get my hand in there. Will surely live to have this expensive self drain system sorted

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