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    Failed Safety Inspection leaking power steering rack

    I took my vehicle in to get state inspected and it failed for a leaking power steering rack.

    I have never replaced a power steering rack, but I would anticipate a failure to be clearly visible.

    All I see is a bit of grime around one part of the rack.

    Do you have any thoughts as to whether or not this would actually be leaking?
    If it is, I don't think that it is enough to substantiate grounds of a favor unless they were feeling money hungry.

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    Bing it back and say it is just oil spilled on it. Is it dripping out of the rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscha41 View Post
    Bing it back and say it is just oil spilled on it. Is it dripping out of the rack?
    I don't see it leaking...that one part looks dirty/grimy etc.

    Do you see it leaking?

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    are you losing fluid? I'd check that first, if not so bad clean it up and get it inspected again.
    99 plymouth grand voyager se, 3.3 engine, 185 000 mi. recently replaced engine, repaired strut towers, and other odd ball repairs and now just finished rebuilding the tranny, should be good for a while.

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    Doesn't look like it leaks through the seals, in any case. Maybe one of the flare nuts connecting the lines can be tightened, but it looks normal to me.

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    What state are you in?
    If it isn't puddling oil on the ground, I would say it is acceptable.
    It might be time to find a different shop. This one sounds like they are pulling a fast one.
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    Hello all, I am in Virginia.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    I cleaned it up as much as I could see.

    The reservoir was full to.

    Sounds like a rip off.

    I will go elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4_cars View Post
    Hello all, I am in Virginia.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    I cleaned it up as much as I could see.

    The reservoir was full to.

    Sounds like a rip off.

    I will go elsewhere.
    I would think as long as the fluid leak was not in a place where it could start a fire it should pass. Click on the safety inspection link on this site. It only says a leak in the brake system is cause for failure.


    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Safety.shtm

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    Do you have a DOD sticker or anything else on the windshield that spells "Sucker" or something?
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    I will say that I don't miss those days when I was in the Navy and had to have one of those to get on base regardless of having out of state plates.
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