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    hi guys,

    i have had a roadworthy test from paris motors and they commented on a 'steering rack leak'. i don't know whether it's an internal or external leak, but i don't notice any lhm on my driveway.

    should i recondition the steering rack with new seals etc ? or if it's an internal leak, should this be affecting roadworthy status at all ?

    thanks very much for your help.

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    max.

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    If the rack has to come out then it is well to do the whole job. Parts from CX Basis. One of the hydraulic rams ( the smaller diameter one) in the rack can suffer from corrosion and new seals alone will not fix it. The job is within the capabilities of a competent home mechanic.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Have a look. It may just be the return lines. Racks I've found generally leak through the boots.... and into the inner tierod joint.

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    Yes, check the T in the return line from the control unit above the pinion. It can look like a rack leak.

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    I did that job on my CX about 12 years ago. The seals kit cost me about $200.00. It was a simple job but it took me one day doing it very carefully. Good luck.

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    You have just reminded me that reconditioning the rack on my CX Wagon is also on the list when I finally get the steering and suspension sorted on the Xantia Wagon - I suppose it will never end.

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