2008 Toyota Sienna Power steering fluid leak

Tiny
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  • 2008 TOYOTA SIENNA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
Recently took my van in to pep boys for them to check out a rattling noise underneath the car. It was a loose heat shield between muffler and chassis. The guy looked around underneath and pointed to a spot on the power steering rack in the middle of the rack that had a rubber boot (not on the ends close to the wheels) that had a little bit of a fluid stain on it. He said this was a power steering fluid leak. He also said I would have to change out the whole rack. I got home and checked the level and its not low, I don't notice any stains under the car, and my power steering pump is not making any noise. Any advice or recommendations?
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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 AT 9:58 AM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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EVER HEAR ABOUT ONE OF THOSE

SECOND OR THIRD OPINIONS?

MANY TIMES AT A RURAL SHOP KINDA ATMOSPHERE, THEY'LL GIVE YOU ONE FOR FREE, AND EVEN AN ESTIMATE TOO!

HERE'S MAYBE A GUIDE TO FINDING "JUST THE RIGHT PLACE"

LOOKING FOR A DECENT SHOP. NOT A RIPOFF. GOOD WORK?

PEGGY SUE AND BETTY LOU (YOUR [OR YOUR WIFE'S] BUDDIES) KINDA MIGHT NOT DO SUCH GOOD RECOMMENDING. AS THEY MOST LIKELY ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AS YOU ARE WHEN IT COMES TO INSPECTING SOMETHING THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!

SO HERE'S A POSSIBLE ROUTE FOR YOU. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT! IF YOU ARE PERSISTENT IN PROBING FOR REALLY GOOD INFO, THIS TECHNIQUE WILL PAY OFF (I KNOW, I USED TO DELIVER PARTS TOO)

A FAST "ONE LINER" AIN'T GONNA CUT IT, HOWEVER, IN THE COMPANY OF TWO OF THE FELLERS (NEXT PARAGRAPH) SHARING/ CORRECTING EACH OTHERS STORIES FOR 5-10 MINUTES WILL PAY OFF FOR YOU IN THE END!

GO TO YOUR POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORES (MORE THAN ONE MIGHT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER) ASK TO SPEAK TO THE "COMMERCIAL SALES MANAGER".

MOST LIKELY AS HE/ SHE HAS MADE IT THRU THE RANKS, HE HAS VISITED MANY OF THE LOCAL SHOPS AND HAS DELIVERED PARTS TO THEM FOR QUITE SOME TIME. JUST FROM SEEING THESE OPERATIONS, HE MOST LIKELY WILL KNOW WHO DOES GREAT WORK, IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND POSSIBLY AT WONDERFUL RATES.

YOUR KEY QUESTION TO ASK, JUST BEFORE YOU LEAVE IS: "WOULD YOU SEND YOUR MAMA THERE?"

IF YOU HAPPEN TO TRY ANOTHER STORE. SEE IF THE SAME NAME(S) COME UP

DO LET US KNOW YOUR OUTCOME

THE MEDIC
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