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Old 07-27-14, 09:37 AM   #16
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Had the same problem. My boot was torn and had some gunk in it. No loss of fluid from reservoir. Just replaced the boot $9 been good since
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Old 07-31-14, 09:45 AM   #17
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My 08 has 83k no leaks so far, but I did replace the power steering fluid hoping to prevent the seals going bad. So far so good.
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Old 10-28-14, 08:49 PM   #18
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Yet another R&P problem.

2009 Rx350 at 69K and 1 month before the CPO warranty ends. Detected during a routine
oil change by non-lexus shop and replaced under CPO warranty by Lexus dealership.
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Old 10-30-14, 03:38 PM   #19
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Same issue on my '08 RX 350. Boots are not ripped or torn, no drips on the floor. Driver's side boot has a little grease around the end, passenger side had more grease/fluid on the boot. I just wipe it off and keep checking. I ran some Auto RX thru the power steering for 1000 miles, I'm flushing the power steering now with 2 or 3 quarts ATF, then I'll switch to Mobil 1. We'll see how it goes. If all you really need to do is just replace the seals that's a great idea, I have 2 excellent mechanics. Power steering fluid is the most often neglected service at the dealer's. Kinda makes you wonder why with all these problems ? Power steering racks going out at 60-90,000 miles is not Lexus quality to me. Should have never sold my '98 SC 300, best car I've ever owned. I'm 61 and have owned aprox 48 vehicles.




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