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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 PM
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So I went in to get an alignment yesterday and one of the worse feelings in the world happened. The thing everyone dreads waiting in the wait room of a mech shop. THEY ASKED ME TO COME TAKE A LOOK AT SOMETHING. When I was under my truck looking and my rack and pinion, the right side inner tie rod boot area is leaking power steering fluid. So they pretty mush told me that I would be wasting my time and money on the alignment unless I replaced the rack and pinion first. There price with parts and labor is $691.55. I can go get the part myself and tackle this beast for only $190.00. Yeah...I think I will do it myself, lol.
So what I am really on here at the moment is for this... Could I just change the inner tie rod in stead of replacing the whole rack and pinion??? It seams that the seal is busted where the inner tie rod and rack and pinion meet. Any ideas?
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