Rack and Pinion Leak

Rack and Pinion LeakRack and Pinion leaks can be frustrating to deal with and hard to understand why mechanics charge so much money to fix them.  Rack and Pinion steering systems are often used in sports cars and other vehicles that are low to the ground or have limited space in the front of the vehicle.  Rack and pinion steering systems are used more in these situations because they are relatively compact systems and do not require elaborate linkages like the steering gear systems found in most trucks.

The rack and pinion is used to transfer the rotary motion of turning your steering wheel into the linear motion your tie rod uses to push your steering knuckle in and out which causes your front wheels to turn your vehicle.  It accomplishes this task and gets its name by using both a rack and a pinion.  The pinion is simply a small gear at the end of your steering column that rotates as you turn your steering wheel.  The rack is a flat gear the pinion rests on, and as the pinion rotates its teeth mesh with the teeth on the rack which are pushed left or right creating the linear motion needed to turn the front wheels of your vehicle.  To get a better idea of what a rack and pinion looks like, check out this article on how rack and pinions work.

The power steering system in your vehicle uses the power steering pump to pressurize power steering fluid and send it down to your rack and pinion.  This high pressure fluids is used to help the steering rack move as you turn the steering wheel so it isn’t so difficult for you to turn your wheels when your vehicle is moving slowly or stopped.  Like any high pressure hydraulic system, the power steering system used with your rack and pinion can be prone to leaks.

It is possible that one of the hoses or lines in your power steering system can begin to leak either at the connection or due to the flexible rubber section cracking.  However it is more likely that your power steering system will develop a leak at one of the seals on your rack and pinion.  There is a seal where your steering column enters the rack and pinion assembly, then a seal where each tie rod attaches.  Each of these seals have to keep high pressure power steering fluid contained while allowing the steering column to rotate and the tie rods to move as well.  Over time these seals can dry out, shrink, crack or become unseated causing a leak.

To find your rack and pinion leak you can check these three seals relatively easily.  The only difficult part is fitting underneath your vehicle but if you have ramps or a jack and jack stands that can be easily accomplished, just make sure your vehicle is secure before you crawl under!  The rack and pinion should be one of the lowest components on your vehicle and will likely be just under your engine’s oil pan.

Rack and Pinion LeakThe reason rack and pinion leaks are so expensive to fix is that the seals are often not serviceable, even by a mechanic.  Most rack and pinion leaks will require the replacement of the entire rack and pinion assembly even if most of it works just fine.  The good news is you do have another alternative to an expensive replacement.  You can simply and quickly restore the seals in your rack and pinion without ever removing it.  Adding BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to your power steering reservoir today will start to seal your power steering leaks immediately and is guaranteed to permanently seal your rack and pinion leak within a few days of driving.  BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is specially formulated to revitalize and restore the seals in your power steering rack returning them to their original size and function to seal your leak.  BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak will not harm or clog your rack and pinion and is safe to remain in your system until your next scheduled power steering flush.

BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak

Seal your rack and pinion leak today by stopping by one of our partnering local auto parts stores and picking up BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak!  You can find BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak at any of these local auto parts stores:

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You can also purchase BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak online here: Power Steering Stop Leak

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98 responses to “Rack and Pinion Leak

  1. Steering hard to turn sometimes it gets stuck when pulling into a parking space. Does the power steering pump have to be changed. No leakes

    1. Ron-

      The first thing you should check is whether or not your power steering fluid is too low or too high. Many times this will cause the power steering to act up and not function as smoothly as it should. If everything appears to be up to level then it would be wise to have the power steering pump checked out and potentially replaced.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  2. I have a new steering pump and a new hose but I have a leak at the rack and pinion that appears to release all the fluid when the car is turn off will blue devil help this situation? The leak is at the front passenger side.

    1. Carol-

      Based on your description, we would not recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. The product is intended for leaks that are seeping or dripping out. Unfortunately, it sounds like you are losing fluid a little too quickly for the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  3. Please I need to know if this product can help fix my steering rack as its leaking.. But I suspect this leak started when I top up my ps fluid with seahorse atf… But I want to know if atf can cause a leak from the rack… Am really worried I use Honda Accord 2003

    1. Mohammed-

      The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak would be able to treat a leak coming from the rack and pinion. You will add 1/3 of the bottle to your power steering reservoir. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  4. I took my car to get an alignment and they informed me that the reason my steering wheel is crooked when I drive straight is that my rack and pinion needs to be replaced. Something to do with loosing pressure and that we must have hit a pothole pretty hard while the wheel was turned. I don’t understand.

    1. Catherine,

      Thanks for your question about your alignment. Hitting big pot holes can alter your alignment, but usually that happens due to bent tie rods rather than a leaking rack and pinion. If you bent your tie rod severely it could be rubbing excessively on the rack and pinion seal causing a leak, but that would be two separate problems. We would recommend possibly having a second opinion especially if you aren’t noticing a large leak from your power steering system.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  5. My daily driver can only turn left going forward and right in reverse. I think the hydraulic steering is leaking. Will Blue Devil plug the leak in my gearbox? I drive a 1986 Cat D11.

    1. Andy,

      Thanks for your question about your D11. I believe your machine uses a hydraulic system to control steering so we would actually recommend using BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/hydraulic-stop-leak-00238-00239/) to stop the leak, then top off the fluid so you can get back to steering both directions.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  6. I replaced the power steering pump on my 99 Grand Am not too long ago. However, my rack and pinion mildly leaks power steering fluid on the ground. Since I have a subframe I can’t tell if the leak is coming from the lines or the seals. Pretty sure it’s the seals though. Will this product permanently* fix this problem? Or will I have to go and replace my whole rack and pinion?

    1. Spencer-

      Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Once the product seals, it would create a permanent seal.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  7. Just had an inspection on my 2004 GMC Envoy. I was told I had a leak in the driver’s side. I never see any fluid under the car. Should I “assume” lol, that the leak is not that bad? Will Blue devil help me pass inspection?

    1. John-

      Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  8. Jim, has a 96 Chevy Lumina, replaced steering pump twice foam in liquid was told to replace the rack and pinion on vehicle (wants to get car ready for Michigan winter driving and garage park the 2014). Would this be the correct fix up?

    1. Irene-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak would be appropriate to use in the situation you have described. The product will revitalize and recondition the rubbers in the system and kind of swell them up, or expand them, to get them back to their original state and original flexibility.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  9. I have a 2008 BMW 535i I take it to the mechanic and they insist that I need to replace the Rack and Pinion. Do you think you product might help. Bad leak and very expensive to repair.

    1. Jovani-

      If it is a severe leak then your only option may be to have the parts replaced. If it appears that the leak is seeping or dripping then we do recommend adding 1/3 of a bottle of the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to help stop your fluid loss.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any further questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  10. I replaced my rack and pinion on my 2004 Silverado about 2 – 1/2 years ago and I’m already being told it is leaking and needs to be replaced again. Can I use this instead ?

    1. Brian,

      Thanks for your question about your Silverado. Rack and pinions should last longer than 2.5 years so it may be worth taking your truck back to whoever installed it and seeing if they will consider replacing it under a warranty, or if the made a mistake during the original installation. If your rack is leaking from one of the seals where the steering shaft enters or where the tie rods attach, then yes BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) will seal your leak.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  11. I got a new power steering pump in my Pontiac Grand Prix a couple weeks ago and found out that I have a leak in the rack and pinion. I think its a slow leak, and the mechanic told me to just tap it with fluid when it gets low, so I am assuming the rack and pinion system isn’t cracked, just a seal possibly. What are your thoughts?

    1. Daquille-

      Thank you for asking about your Pontiac Grand Prix. Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You will add 1/3 of the bottle to your power steering reservoir. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Kevin-

      Please contact us at 888-863-0426 so that we can discuss the leak in more detail. The term “shooting out” leads us to believe that the leak may be significant.

      We would like to discuss your vehicle over the phone so that we have a better idea on whether or not BlueDevil will work.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  12. My steering went out in a turn in traffic and I tried to turn and the steering wheel started to keep turning but the wheels did not because the fluid leaked out in the turn will this product seal my rack til I can replace it .?

    1. Jeffery-

      BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak does work for the type of leak you are experiencing. However, if you are losing the entire contents of your power steering reservoir within a day it may be too large of a leak for what BlueDevil is intended to fix. If the fluid has leaked out over a period of time then you should have no problem sealing it using BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. Add 1/3 of the bottle to treat your vehicle; you should start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Peggy-

      Thank you for asking about your Pontiac Grand Prix. Based on your description, you may be losing fluid a little too quickly in order to get the benefit of using the product. Typically, you would expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. If you are losing all of your fluid, you would also be losing the product, and wouldn’t be able to keep it in the system long enough for it to be able to seal.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  13. Greetings,

    I recently purchased a 2007 Toyota 4Runner 4wd that had unbalanced and uneven wear on the tires. Additionally, I was feeling vibrations coming back through around 50-55 mph but clearing up after that. After taking it to the dealership for quotes and a once over they advised unbalanced tires were causing my issues but that wasn’t the root of the problem. They advised replacement of a leaky rack and pinion as the car wouldn’t be able to hold a true alignment without it and vibrations and premature tire wear would be an issue moving forward. I took the vehicle elsewhere and replaced the tires and currently looking into options for the rack and pinion. The steering hydraulic fluid does not seem to be leaking at a rapid rate at all by looking at the levels. Would this product work for this issue? Are there risks in driving this vehicle with a leaky rack and pinion? Thank you

    – Dan

    1. Dan,

      Thanks for your question about your 4Runner. The main risk to driving with a leaky rack and pinion is that if you suddenly ran out of power steering fluid it would quickly become extremely difficult to steer your vehicle. If you regularly check your fluid level and don’t see large puddles of fluid under your vehicle then the leak rate is probably slow enough that the chances of that happening are low. We would recommend using BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal the leak so you don’t have to worry.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  14. Hi !! I took in my 2000 Dodge caravan for a inspection a couple of weeks ago. The mechanic told me the steering rack is leaking. The thing I don’t see anything leaking from the ground or under the hood. Would this product work for my van?

    1. Janie-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Caravan. Based on your description, it doesn’t sound like you are losing fluid too quickly, so you would definitely be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  15. I have a Hyundai Matrix 2004. I had a problem when moving from a stationary position. I checked the Fluid reservoir and found it to be empty. After filling the reservoir I was able to get where I was going but on making a left up my drive way the steering became stiff. I again checked the reservoir and found that it was almost empty. My mechanic came by to check it and as a result the hoses were changed and the reservoir flushed. The long and short is that it continue to leak on the right hand side(the vehicle is RH). What can the problem be?

    1. Wesley,

      Thanks for your question about your 2004 Hyundai Matrix. It sounds like you’ve got a pretty sizeable leak in your power steering system. If you recently changed all the hoses then it is possible you have a leak from either the steering rack input shaft or from where the tie rods connect. You can add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to your fluid reservoir to try and seal the leak and keep your steering from getting stiff again.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  16. Hi I have a 2006 Gmc sierra and was told i have a leak in my rack and pinion but i havent noticed puddles maybe a small spot in the driveway. Will it hurt anything if i try your product first ? if the leak is too bad can it damage anything?

    1. Chris-

      BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is 100% safe to use and will not harm engines in any way. If the leak is too severe then there is a chance it may not work but that is the absolute worst thing that can happen; the product also carries a money back guarantee.

      We recommend adding 1/3 of the bottle to your power steering reservoir. Once added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  17. Was told my 2004 Camry steering high pressure hose was leaking and needed replaced $600. Then needed pump. $328. Then said they got a bad pump and went to replace then said bad rack/onion was blowing out pumps $650. Owner is paying for rack pinion.
    Your opinion ? I am in it almost $1000

    1. Sandee,

      The scenario you described is possible. The leaking high pressure hose could have allowed contamination to enter into your power steering system which would cause a clog in your power steering rack. That clog could create a whining noise or difficulty steering. This would also create an overly high pressure in the system which could quickly damage your power steering pump. Once you’ve got a new power steering rack, everything in your system should be new and working as it should.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  18. The seal from my tie rod end leaks when I turn the wheel. It doesn’t leak when the car has been off for a while. It all leaks out in about 3 days. Will this work to fix the seal?

    1. Dalton-

      Based on your description, unfortunately, you may be losing fluid a little too quickly for the product. You would typically start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving with the product. It may be that you would lose the product along with your fluid before it ever got a chance to seal.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  19. after put blue devil in 2003 honda accord EX 4cyl 240000 miles on it have a small leak on rack pinion ,i drove 400 miles, my steering seem to be little stiff when turn at low and high speed,what may cause the problems thanks.

    1. Sam-

      Thank you for asking about our Honda Accord. Based on your description, you may have a power steering pump that is starting to go bad. Are you still noticing a loss of power steering fluid? Please contact our technical support team at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a better understanding of the situation and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

      1. Thanks for reply,power steering pump still fine no whine or noise,no loss of fluid in reservoir,start up in the morning fine steering turn perfectly normal then after drove like 15 minutes or so then steering little stiff,the leaked sealed off fine no sign of loss fluid,should i flush out complete oil fluid ? thanks

        1. Sam-

          Based on your description, we would recommend draining your power steering fluid and re-filling with new power steering fluid. If the problem persists, you may want to have the vehicle looked at by a certified ASE mechanic.

          Hope this helps!

          -BDP

  20. I have little leak on my rack and pinon can I use it on my Honda Accord exl 2010. I have a honda accord 1999 and my steering wheel is hard and pump been replaced and rack and pinon looks good what can cause that.

    Thank you.
    Ardis

  21. I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu with 73,000 miles. I was told the rack and pinion was leaking. I haven’t noticed any significant steering issues. The steering is a bit loose, but it is a 7 year old car. Would BlueDevil help my Malibu avoid a $900 repair bill?

    1. Scott-

      Thank you for asking about your Chevy Malibu. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  22. I have a 2007 lexus rx350 and I took it for an oil change and they showed me the leak and said it was from the power steering rack. I was quoted over 1300 to take the whole thing apart and replace it. I have checked the fluid the last 5 days and it’s not draining quickly at all. But can still see the oil build up on the rubeer cover. Would this produce help my situation. And if the power steering fluid is full should I empty some before I pour this in?

    Thanks for your help

    1. Markus-

      We recommend adding 1/3 of a bottle of BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to your power steering reservoir. Due to the fact that you are only adding 2 – 3 ounces of BlueDevil, you should not have to drain the system down at all. Once the product is added you can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  23. I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and the rack is leaking ! Would this definitely help me ? I can’t afford 700$ of work for like another month will this temporarily hold me over

    1. Kammy-

      Thank you for asking about your Ford Taurus. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  24. Hi, I have 2005 Nissan Altima – we have leaks under the car and can’t seem to get a straight answer as to any are coming from the rack and pinion. 2 mechanics have said that there is a leak coming from the rack and pinion and it needs to be replaced – 1 mechanic said it is not leaking and the leaks are coming from the power steering pump and the axle seal. When the car was degreased the mechanic who looked at it did *not* mention any leaks from the rack and pinion – only the power steering pump and a little in the oil pan. But I don’t know if perhaps not enough time/driving had passed since degreasing it (it had been a week) or if the other leaks can make it difficult to pinpoint exactly where the leaks are coming from.

    How can I tell for sure whether there is indeed a leak from the rack and pinion visually? Also, what symptoms might I be experiencing while driving the car? (not sure if it’s relevant but the car is not difficult to steer in any way).

    And also, could your product possibly help me?

    Thanks for your help.

    1. John,

      Thanks for your question about your Nissan Altima. When you’re driving the air moving under your car will blow any drips or leaks backwards so you should look for the highest and most forward component that shows evidence of a leak and that is most likely your trouble component. The best way to check for a power steering fluid leak is to simply keep an eye on your power steer fluid level in the reservoir. If you notice the level lowering over a few days or weeks then you do have a power steering fluid leak and can use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak (available here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/) to seal the leak.

      If you don’t notice your power steering fluid level dropping then your leak is either from your engine or your transmission and those fluids are different enough you should be able to tell which is leaking.

      Thanks again for your question!
      -BD Auto Pro

  25. I forgot to mention that the mechanic who degreased the car – and who did not point out any leaks in the rack and the pinion – had put UV dye in the power steering.

    (which makes me wonder whey they still quoted price for replacing the rack and pinion. Really does not make any sense and I just don’t know how to get a straight answer. This is a car with over 200K miles and I do not want to replace or spend $ on anything I don’t have to.)

  26. I have an 06 Nissan Armada. I was told the internal deal was cracked on the power steering rack and the entire thing must be replaced. Warranty was going to cover but inspector said the crack seal isn’t internal it is leaking from the pension shaft seal. The shop estimate repairs to be $1100! Can your product correct this problem until I have this amount available to repair. It’s leaking PS fluid where I must refill every other day or so. Please help!

    1. Nandi-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Armada. When using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, you would typically see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Based on your description, you may be losing power steering fluid a little too quickly for the product to be effective. Sorry we couldn’t be of more help.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  27. I have a problem with my 2002 acura rl and the rack and pinion is leaking so is the power steering fluid.
    I put some more fluid in the power steering but after maybe a test drive around the neighborhood all the fluid vanishes.
    Do you think blue devil will stop the leak or will I just need to replace the rack. Thanks

    1. Terrance-

      Thank you for asking about your Acura RL. Based on your description, it sounds like you may be losing fluid a little too quickly for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to be effective. Typically, you would start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Unfortunately, if you are losing all of your fluid after a short test drive, you wouldn’t be able to keep the product in the system long enough in order to get the benefit of using it. A hard part repair may be your best option.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  28. I have a 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited with 38,000 miles now. I just had it serviced they said I had to have the rack and pinion replaced. They showed me a small drop where it had leaked. We bought it 2 years ago and only put 13,000 miles on it. Should a car with so little mileage have this problem?

    1. Dorothy-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Avalon. It is very abnormal to have any kind of a leak with such low miles on the vehicle. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  29. I just replaced an old rack and pinion for a new one for leaking fluid on my 1999 Honda Civic Ex. However, even though it is new, when steering, it drips fluid from the part where the Pressure hose goes in on the new rack and pinion! Is this a possible solution?

    1. Christian-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Civic. Based on your description, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  30. I replace the pitman seals twice on my truck and it still leaks I need help idk what I can to to fix the issue I feel like I’m installing them wrong can someone please help me

    1. Brandon,

      Thanks for your question about your pitman seal. When you’re installing seals there are a few things you can do to ensure the seal doesn’t get damaged during installation. First, once you’ve removed the old seal you can clean the seal seating surface as well as the steering shaft where it will contact the seal. You can use brake cleaner and a scotch bright pad to clean and remove any burrs from these surfaces it will hep the new seal to last longer.

      Also, when installing the seal make sure to coat it inside and out with grease before you install it to make sure it slides in without any damage. If the shaft the seal goes over isn’t tapered you should cover the end and threads with electrical tape or a plastic bag to protect the inside of the seal.

      If you do all that and the seal still leaks, it could be that the shaft it’s sealing is damaged beyond repair and is causing the leaks you’re getting.

      Thanks again for your question!
      BD-Auto Pro

  31. Will it stop leaks from the boot? I know that area is supposed to stay dry but the leak eventually came through there

    1. Jorge-

      The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak would treat a leak coming from the boot. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  32. I have rack and pinion oil leak on the driver side only (2001 Subaru forester) . Will this product help in reducing the leakage and does it need to be added every time I top up the ps fluid or get a system flush?

    1. Shabbir-

      Thank you for asking about your Subaru Forester. Based on your description, we do recommend using the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, found here on our website: http://store.gobdp.com/power-steering-stop-leak-00232/ . Typically, you should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. You would not need to add the product every time you top off the system with power steering fluid or flush the system. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  33. Is this ok to use in any vehicle? I have a 2004 hyundai santa fe and i replace my power steering fluid with one specifically for asian cars for a moderate dripping leak.

    1. Rachel-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible for use in both domestic and foreign automobiles. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Michael-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible and safe to use in Audi’s. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  34. My son just purchased a used car; it’s a 2000, Saturn S2. He registered the car yesterday, rode it for a while, and late night it started smoking and hard to turn steering wheel. Mechanic told him that the power steering rack to rack line was leaking at hose crimp and that he needed to replace rack. He had them fix the line, but was told they didnt know how long it would last without fixing rack. They want $800.00 for rack. Do you think Blue Devil would work for his situation?

    1. Andrea-

      Thank you for asking about your Son’s Saturn S2. As long as the vehicle isn’t losing fluid too quickly, it would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You can expect to see results after around 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  35. I drive a VW polo 2009. I add atf oil every morning before driving. They said I need to replace steering rack due to seals leaking. When i stop tje fluids run out. Can I try blue devil?

    1. Annerie-

      Thank you for asking about your Volkswagen Polo. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a great candidate for the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  36. I replaced my rack and pinion, but there is a leak in the seal.

    Would this product work? I have a picture of the seal.

    I drive a 2008 Saturn Aura XE. It uses a hydraulic rack and pinion, I believe.

  37. I was told I have a small leak coming from the rack and pinion on my 2001 chevy malibu. It is very small and not even leaking onto the ground or causing any issues with steering. Would it be safe to use this product in my car?

  38. I have a 2006 bmw 550i. I have a power steering rack leak. My vehicle uses a special fluid Pentosin synthetic hydraulic fluid. Is it okay to use your product in with it?

    1. James-

      Thank you for asking about your BMW 550i. Yes, the BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is compatible and safe to use with Pentosin synthetic hydraulic fluid. You will be adding 1/3 of the bottle into your power steering reservoir and should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  39. My mechanic says there’s a leak in the transfer line and the rack and pinion needs to be replaced. Will this product work?

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