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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.
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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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    I know bandaid fixes are never a good idea ... but what about power steering stop leak? https://www.wynns.eu/product/power-s...op-leak_tubes/ This claims to be compatible with Citroen LHM systems, and I've had good experiences with Wynn's stop leak products in the past for rubber seals in the engine oil filter mount. Hoping someone can shed some light on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 37dhw8 View Post
    I know bandaid fixes are never a good idea ... but what about power steering stop leak? https://www.wynns.eu/product/power-s...op-leak_tubes/ This claims to be compatible with Citroen LHM systems, and I've had good experiences with Wynn's stop leak products in the past for rubber seals in the engine oil filter mount. Hoping someone can shed some light on this.
    DO NOT ANYTHING IN THE HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR OTHER THAN LHM..... This isn't *just* simple power steering, it is your brakes, suspension and fully powered diravi steering controller and rack. ie: NOT just a crappy pump and rack!

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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