1992 Jaguar XJ6 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles
I had a power steering leek in my xj6, and I found an issue with a return hose and the problem was solved. Or so I thougt.
Days later I started to see fluid on my driveway, and then realized that the PS fluid was running low again. I couldn't find the culprit.
Driving to work today I heard a pop, and some squeeling (metal on metal) but it didn't continue for very long. The pop didn't occur when I was turning the wheel, but rather when I hit a pot hole or something like that.
I looked under the car, passenger side, and noticed that the boot at the end of the tie rod (?) Had a a tear in it and noticed that it was sagging a bit.
My buddy who works on cars said that the joint was broken and thought it to be called the inner UV joint, but I couldn't find that part on all data. He said that Jag may call it something else. What I found on All Data was a steering knuckle and the tie rod end.
My question is, what is that part? I need to order that thing and replace it before I have no steering. I also would like to know if that can be the cause of a power steering leek.
Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 9:53 PM