R25 steering rack leak?
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    Default R25 steering rack leak?

    The R25 is leaking fluid on the drivers side onto the exhaust.
    Just started , pity!

    Where in the rack is it leaking from?

    I have another rack but i can't see a seal in the rack case, so i imagine it is inside the rack?

    How much trouble to change the rack on the auto, there seems to bit a bit of stuff in the area?

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    Make sure it's not the trans hose leak.
    But I'm thinking R25v6, never owned a 4cl auto 25, did wreck one with Haakon.
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    Its not too bad. I found the trickiest bit was a little metal shield over the universal joint at the firewall - was a right bugger to get back on...

    Pretty sure I removed the heater hoses at the firewall, and moved the transmission cooler out of the way (no need to disconnect oil lines, just the coolant hoses)

    It came out through the drivers side wheelarch ok I think once unbolted.

    Was easier than the Magna one I just did - had to lower the crossmember for that....
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    The REALLY hard part will be getting one that doesn't leak or a seal kit.

    I think these guys had seal kits at one point

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    I can do a seal kit at a VERY good price (only have 1).

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    Default R25 power steering

    Haakon,
    was funny you mention that shield............. i suspected i would leave it off or cut it a little.


    How many hours to do the job?

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    Stretching my memory now! Was many years ago...

    A few is the short answer Not hard, just a little fiddly.

    I actually left that shield off too... Kept meaning to replace it, never did!
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    Haakon,
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    Yep I agree. Did it in a R25 GTX Auto. Took me a day from memory. Just a matter of getting in the tight spaces with the spanner and removing the main securing bolts (4 from memory)
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