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Old 25 Mar 2017, 05:47 pm
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Default Need a/c compressor, steering rack; '05 Turbo GT 'vert

Shop says the 'boot' on the steering rack is torn, and is not a replacable part.
A/ C quit last month, charged, no leakes, no cold air either.

For shipping estimate my zip is 96740

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Old 25 Mar 2017, 06:12 pm
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you can replace the boot! it's only $5-10

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should take less than an hour to replace at home with basic tools.

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i'd get a second opinion on the AC based on the shops diagnosis of the rack. seems like they want you to spend money.

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Old 25 Mar 2017, 06:24 pm
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note the Moog boot, third from left has a nipple sticking out. Some cars, like my mustang have a small vent tube that goes from one side to the other. i couldn't tell which fits your GT.

also, my PT had a torn boot for the 60k miles i drove it. hot dusty summers, salty winters, driving the car offroading, etc.. i never really cared enough to bother fixing it and it never caused any type of issue or leak. it's only there to keep out dirt and prevent premature wear, IMO
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Yeah, I thoight that sounded bogus. Would a torn boot cause you to lise power steering fluid?
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Yeah, I thoight that sounded bogus. Would a torn boot cause you to lose power steering fluid?
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No but if the seal inside is damaged, it would leak there and you'd likely want a new rack. Could also leak from the pump, lines, or the pressure switch on the rack.

If it leaks from inside the boot, the seal behind it may be damaged and the shop may be right. You didn't mention a leak though.. Just a torn boot
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Old 25 Mar 2017, 09:20 pm
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When I went to pick up car, they said the rack is leaking from the seals, and that is why it needs to be replaced.

I took it in for occassional rough starting (although it always did), and twice it died idling in traffic, otherwise it idles smooth at 900 rpm, and ran/sounded fine. Codes were P0300, P0315, P0335. They replaced the crank position sensor, plugs and wires (as well as oil change and A/T service, I bought used at 70,000 mi, so wanted to be sure on critical fluids).

I just picked it up, it stutters, idles rough, stumbles on take-off, and exhaust not has a distinct 'chuff' ... oh, and still throwing a P0300, random misfire.

Have to go back Monday when manager is in ... WTF might have happened, or they missed?

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