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Old 10-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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Steering boot leaking?

For whatever reason, this part has a boot connected to it, the boot is completely torn through. Because of this fact I keep having to fill up my car with brake fluid every 2-3 days. I know this can't be safe, so please help me identify this part so i can start looking at junk yards to replace it.





Sorry if this seems like a noob question, I just don't mess with suspensions or steering linkages. All help is appreciated.

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Re: Steering boot leaking?

That is the inner tie-rod & inner tie-rod boot which are connected to the steering rack-n-pinion gear. They have NOTHING TO DO WITH LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID. If you actually meant power steering fluid, the rack-n-pinion steering gear needs to be replaced when it starts to leak fluid. If you meant brakefluid then your brake system has a leak and should be addressed ASAP.



In the above Honda parts exploded view
# 1 is the inner tie-rod
#10 is the LH rack-n-pinion boot
#11 is the RH rack-n-pinion boot
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Re: Steering boot leaking?

^^^^ correctomundooo!!

you would NOT be loosing brake fluid from a torn inner tie-rod boot. just not happenin'.
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Re: Steering boot leaking?

They are called rack and pinion boots. They sell it on eBay for around $10 each (you need two).

At autozone ->
Duralast/Rack & Pinion Boot Kit (FA8028) | Rack & Pinion Boot Kit | 1996 Honda Prelude 4 Cylinders 2.2L MFI | AutoZone.com

If they are leaking, it leaks power steering fluid (same as tranny fluid - i might be wrong about this though). Then rack & pinion is toast. Feel the inside. If it's just old black grease then it's fine. If it's full of oil and dripping, then R&P needs replacing. But, replace the boots anyway otherwise dirt will get into the inner tie rod joint.

Are you experiencing any loss of braking?
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