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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal.. in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; jumped in my 94 deville today and had a wicked whine from teh steering pump. it has whined alittle since ...
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    inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    jumped in my 94 deville today and had a wicked whine from teh steering pump. it has whined alittle since i bought it over 3 years ago, but this was a very bad whine. I popped the cap off of the pump and it was bone dry.

    i added fluid, and it was back to normal. i get to work, park the car noticed a nice leak of fluid near the front drivers tire. So i looked on alldata and it says its either an inner rack seal, or teh pinion shaft seal is shot.

    how bad of a job is this? the weather is supposed to be alittle nicer, so i plan on doing this over the weekend. i may aswell replace the pump too, sickntired of the whine.

    thanks for the help!

    matt

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    Re: inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    Best way out is to replace the rack with an exchange unit. Not really a shade tree job. You need a set of line wrenches and the toe needs to be checked afterward.

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    Re: inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    Today, i looked at it. It turns out to be a line from the rack to the pump cooler. its just a little friggin pin hole in the hard line. its a metal/rubber line. it looks like it would be a bitch to replace! it goes from the rack, along the frame rail, to the pump cooler.

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    Re: inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    Beats needing a whole rack.

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    Re: inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man
    Beats needing a whole rack.
    i agree elventybillion percent!

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    Re: inner rack seal or pinion shaft seal..

    since its only a hose for the cooler, couldnt i replace the bad section with a piece of rubber hose? i thought about this last night while laying in bed.


    or is this idea stupid?

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