Mechanic pulled boot off the rack and did find fluid there, but I haven't seen any leak under the car or a change in the steering fluid level. Could it be the lower steering shaft?

Asked by Mar 26, 2016 at 10:47 AM about the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Mechanic pulled boot off the rack and did find fluid there, but I haven't seen
any leak under the car or a change in the steering fluid level. Could it be the
lower steering shaft?

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So the steering rack's internal seal has just started to leak, usually requires a rack replacement unless the tech has the equipment to replace the seals, so you can either fix it now before you start to loose fluid or wait until it blows completely making a mess everywhere with a loss of steering control and a chance of fire, it's your car and your choice. But to be safe fix it.

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