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Old 04-24-14, 09:39 AM   #1
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My 98 Gs400 right boot on the rack and pinion started to leak a few days ago! Replacing the boot alone is not an option. Would you recommend it to buy a used rack and pinion ( not refurbished) but coming off of a salvaged car.
PS: the seller seem legit.
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Old 07-27-15, 10:17 AM   #2
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My 98 Gs400 right boot on the rack and pinion started to leak a few days ago! Replacing the boot alone is not an option. Would you recommend it to buy a used rack and pinion ( not refurbished) but coming off of a salvaged car.
PS: the seller seem legit.
I have been looking for a steering line at the local yards, most steering systems seem bad, leaking, and torn up. I would buy a new rack, for the warranty as i wouldnt trust a car i cannot see, if you do decide to buy used, make sure the system is not open. after a car sits and the system is leaking fluid, the fluid will settle and moisture will get in and kill tge pump and rack
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Even if the used rack is not leaking, you don't know the condition of the inner tie-rods. For the work that's required, it's not worth the saving if the rack leaks again or the rods become loose. I bought my re-manufactured rack for $275 and that includes everything. So far no problem, but at least it came with a warranty.
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^that

get a reman so theres nothing else to worry about. i did as well when mine leaked
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