Replacing a steering rack boot 95 Taurus.

Tiny
DB COOPER
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
My front steering rack boot is leaking bad on the driver’s side of my 95 Taurus. This is causing my power steering pump to run low and squeal something awful. I believe the boot is torn. It doesn’t appear hard to get at. My question is this - How hard is it to replace this part and what are the steps? The nearest clamp will be a piece of cake. The one closer to the engine is going to be a little more difficult. Thanks for the help.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 5:57 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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If you mean PS fluid is leaking out of the dust boot, forget it! You need to replace or rebuild the rack! The seals that are leaking are much further in than those boots!
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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I was afraid of that. On a level of "easy as falling off a log" to "push it into the nearest ditch, " how hard is it to replace the rack? Thanks.
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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If you have a lift and shop air it's not too bad, it's not a driveway recommended do it yerslfer! Glad to see you back DB, is the money all gone yet?
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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Heck no. It's under a silo in Utah. (Thank you Prison Break seasons one and two for letting that little secret out!)

Hey, thanks for the help. As a backyard mechanic, I don't think I'm going to tackle this one. I appreciate the info, though!
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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 AT 6:55 PM

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