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rack and pinion steering

Hello Fellow hotrodders: I have a 50 chevy tk short bed. with a 350 sb, auto. ps. pw. pb. @ air. ps. rack is out of 81' chevy citation. I had to do a lot of modifing, to make it work on my "strait" axel. ( welded brackets to mount it on axel) My problem now it leaks where the shaft goes into the top of the rack Would I be better off buying a reman or try to replace the seal? I kneed some input on what i'll run into trying to make these repairs Coments, sugestions as hotrodders BB is Jim Dandy

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It typically isn't hard to replace seals in rack and pinion steering units, but it can be challenging to get parts. I would look and see if the seal(s) you need are available, and then make your decision.

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It typically isn't hard to replace seals in rack and pinion steering units, but it can be challenging to get parts. I would look and see if the seal(s) you need are available, and then make your decision.

Andy
does the pump pressure have something also to do with this leaking ?
might he need a different relief spring in his pump ?
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Have you driven the truck any distance ??

As a general rule ...
the set up you describe drives VERY BADLY ...
and the slip joint scares the H#^^ out of me.

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