1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, power steering leak in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; After me n my buddy changed his high pressure hose, we realized a leak was still present when bleeding the ...
- 09-21-13 07:54 PM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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power steering leak
After me n my buddy changed his high pressure hose, we realized a leak was still present when bleeding the system.. It appeared that when he turned left it would begin to drip a good amount, not so much when wheel was turned to right! The leak was coming from the middle of the car, a Lil bit in front n to the right of where the supply n return hoses hook up... Any help with where it could be, I was guessing steering gear boots but I believe there right on the inside of the tire? Thx
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- 09-21-13 07:58 PM #2
- 09-21-13 08:47 PM #3
Does that mean the steering gear assembly would have to be replaced?? What exact part are u referring too?
Rack in pinion???
- 09-21-13 09:04 PM #4
Re: power steering leak
Does that mean the steering gear assembly would have to be replaced??
YES - but it isn't the steering gear -
it is simply called the rack - as in rack and pinion steering -
inside the "tube" is a part that looks like a ladder - this is the "rack"
the rack gets moved back and forth by a special worm gear - the "pinion"
hence - "rack and pinion" steering -
What exact part are u referring too?
the seal inside the rack is probably worn out and leaking -
- 09-21-13 09:31 PM #5
According to all data, Chilton and Mitchell, the rack and pinion is the steering gear. Even on rock auto it list the rack as the steering gear. I suppose because "steering gear" is a more general term for a geared device used to steer a vehicle. And a "rack and pinion" would be a more specific way of describing that device.
- 09-21-13 11:27 PM #6