citro blood leaking from N/S rack boot

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citronut
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citro blood leaking from N/S rack boot

Post by citronut » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:20 pm

yep that's what i said,
my customers blue N/A BX estate Andy put on the BXC F/B pages and CCC forum that visited me last week
failed its MOT on one tyre, LHM leak from the rack, steering coupling almost decoupled and one hand brake cable support at the leg broken,

i cleaned the wet from the outside of the N/S ( bastered ) rack boot, then crank the steering lock to lock a few times and citro blood drips from the rack boot,

for the MOT i will fit a new rack boot even though it did not fail the MOT on that,
but im thinking there must be a small hole in the boot to allow the LHM out,

the only way citro blood could be coming from inside the rack must be a leak from the bottom seal of the pinion, so leaking into the rack body

regards malcolm
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Re: citro blood leaking from N/S rack boot

Post by Brian » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:31 pm

Strange - As far as I am aware, there should be no LHM in the steering rack.
Are you sure it's not leaking higher up and running round the boot.

The only LHM is in the power steering ram, but that is remote from the rack.
Interested to read when the leak is located.
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Re: citro blood leaking from N/S rack boot

Post by citronut » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:41 am

Brian
there is LHM running through the pinion gear

if you re/read / \ i say the only place the leak can be from to cause citro blood out of the rack gaiter,
is the pinion gear lower seal, this will leak into the rack body

regards malcolm
curent ride
K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)