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Is there a replaceable seal under this bolt (pic) that is on the rear driver side of the power steering rack? Mine is weeping fluid. The bolt doesn't seem to

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Old 01-11-2021, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a replaceable seal under this bolt (pic) that is on the rear driver side of the power steering rack? Mine is weeping fluid.

The bolt doesn't seem to tighten. I don't see the area listed on Nissan parts fiche nor can I find a section of the service manual addressing the rack.

Thanks for any insight you can lend!!
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Unfortunately, it appears to be fairly common. There is no adjustment for the nut. I eventually had my steering rack replaced under warranty.

Something leaking at the steering rack
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That's the adjustment for the free play in the rack. You turned it.
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I have had luck with this stuff on that plug/bolt on another project car in the past. Keep in mind you'll probably have to drain the PS fluid and brake clean the threads in the rack as well as the plug/bolt.

https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...asket-sealant/
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I have had luck with this stuff on that plug/bolt on another project car in the past. Keep in mind you'll probably have to drain the PS fluid and brake clean the threads in the rack as well as the plug/bolt.

https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...asket-sealant/
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I have the same problem. It's not that bad so I just left it alone.

If it dies, it dies.
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