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"Bellows" repair/manual steering/any suggestions


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#1 Petersubaru

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:19 AM

the Bellows for the manual steering rack(86 loyale)can not be purchased any more...does anyone have suggestions on how to seal this area up

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:29 AM

the bellows is just a dust shield i think, if fluid is coming out of it then there's likely a seal that's leaking somewhere inside of it. you said it needs sealed up, so it's leaking fluid? probably best to find a used rack or scavenge some used but good boots for it.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 11:12 AM

sorry, I did not mean to say that the rack is leaking fluid...only to seal up the rods coming out of the rack...if the rods get dirt on them and slide back and forth thru the seals, this will cause them to eventually leak/...I am trying to avoid this from happening...

the bellows is just a dust shield i think, if fluid is coming out of it then there's likely a seal that's leaking somewhere inside of it. you said it needs sealed up, so it's leaking fluid? probably best to find a used rack or scavenge some used but good boots for it.



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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:51 AM

I replaced the boots with some universal ones you cut to the right size...
Like $10 worth.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:58 AM

Yeah - universal or junk yard. Autozone carried a uni-fit that I used on my wagon.

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 02:14 AM

another easy repair on the rack boots is use a dirt bike innertube. its strechy enough that all you need to do is unbolt the tierod from the knuckle assembly and slide it over. secure with a new zip ties or hose clamps

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 02:17 AM

cool idea.




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