steering rack - all fluid lost (1 Viewer)

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Hi all - replaced the steering rack recently at local specialist in Denver (on their advice) - so system sprung a leak and my wife reports loud noise from steering system and spotted fluid on the floor of the garage (I was away from home at work) - so she stopped using the vehicle in the meantime. I just got back & confirmed what the problem is. Currently I plan on refilling the system with fluid from Walmart and putting it back to the shop in Denver but what should I be pushing for here - replacement rack + pump? or just for them to put the system right (leak tight)...... Also - the leak looks pretty significant (suspect it wasn't leaking initially) and not sure if the system will hold enough fluid for the 2 hour drive to Denver - the fluid reservoir is small - so I could get it fixed at local shop at my expense instead of risking catastrophic damage......

as you can imagine I am a bit pi$$ed off but sometimes stuff like this happens even at good shops.... Input welcomed - thx
 

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Call them, tell them what happened and that it needs towed back to be fixed.
Realistically they should fix the leak and thats all. System replacement is likely unneeded.
 
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yep - right idea definitely - but dont think a 2 hour tow is fair - so I'll go with the top up plan and take it from there...... I'll do more looking for the leak tomorrow but difficult to see past the underside plates.... thx for the input
 
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Nah dont think so - I assume you mean the bellows? I think leak is from a bad connection (I assume) - however cant get at it as the protection plate is in place and the bolts have been rounded - since original post I have established that the leak is manageable (can keep it topped up) so car is going back to the shop - fix connection + replace all the fasteners on the protection plate. However - to your point I'll make sure that the bellows are dry...... thx
 

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