XC70 AWD L6-3.2L VIN 98 B6324S (2009)
Power Steering Line/Hose: Customer Interest
Steering - Fluid Leak Into Steering Rack Boot
Retailer Technical Journal 21081
Speed sensitive steering gears, Oil leakage into the bellows
Reference: VIDA, VSTG, RTJ 21474
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When diagnosing oil leakage on a vehicle equipped with a speed sensitive steering gear (rack), attention should be paid to oil leakage into the bellows
(tie rod boots).
Analysis has shown that the leak can be caused by faulty rack bar sealing inside the steering gear.
The terms "rack" and "gear" are used interchangeably in this document. In VIDA, speed sensitive racks are called ECPS racks. The terms "bellows" and
"tie rod boots" are used interchangeably in this document.
If fluid leakage into the steering gear bellows is verified,
1.) check for any bent/kinked power steering hoses. Replace as necessary according to VIDA.
2.) replace the steering gear according to VIDA:
- Removal, replacement, and installation
- Suspension and steering
- Steering gear
When creating the repair order text for this repair, refer to RTJ 21474.
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