1984 Lebaron Rack & Pinion

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1984 Lebaron Rack & Pinion

Postby LebaronDon » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:54 am

So, after driving the Lebaron to work for a week now, I discovered I have been leaving a puddle of power steering fluid wherever I park. I had to fill the pump today, as it was almost empty. I believe the leak is at the Rack & pinon, as the boot on the driver side is soaked and dripping pretty good. I tried Lucas Power steering fluid, hoping it would slow & stop the leak. It didn't work.

So, plan on removing the rack & pinon system this weekend. Have any of you done this before? Any pointers? Also, there are 2 different types of racks, how do I tell the difference?

Thanks,
Don
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Re: 1984 Lebaron Rack & Pinion

Postby 89ARIES » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:32 am

Hi Don,

Don't know if this helps, but I have 224,000 miles, and a leaky rack and pinion at least the last 100,000. I just top off the fluid between oil changes.
It may not be that bad of a leak. Can you email me pictures of this rarer than dirt LeBaron?

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Re: 1984 Lebaron Rack & Pinion

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Re: 1984 Lebaron Rack & Pinion

Postby LebaronDon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:21 am

Until I have time to replace the rack, can I just remove the belt from the p/s pump and drive it like that? The fluid is leaking heavily out of both steering rack boots.
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