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Old 25-11-12, 14:31
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Default Re: HOW TO Renew seals in your power steering rack

to MODS plz make as a sticky or put in tec, too good to loose
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Old 02-09-13, 00:05
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I've just spent the weekend following the instructions on this post, replacing all the seals in my rack after a catastrophic failure that saw all the fluid dumped during the course of a day!

I just wanted to say a big thanks to Wagenman for taking the time to put this post together, its an absolute gem of a life saver!

Maybe doesnt quite mention how fiddly/frustrating it is to remove and refit the rack under the van, steering column was a b*tch to re-connect!

Its pretty strait forward to do this repair, i'm merely a 'weekend socket-set warrior' so if i can do it, most people on here could sort it too!

I reckon you've saved me 150 + garage fees there Wagenman, i owe you a pint!



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Old 07-09-13, 22:16
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What a brilliant write up! I found this browsing for other stuff on google, mine's a T5, but this write up is well worth commenting on! Excellent!!
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Old 08-09-13, 10:34
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What a brilliant write up!
Agree! Really appreciate it when people take the time to document things like this, ive tried before and its a real task.

Great pics, superbly documented, nice one OP
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Old 22-07-14, 12:20
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Just reading this. Really good.am I being blind but it didn't mention where to get the rebuild parts and any idea of cost?
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Old 22-07-14, 12:36
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You'll want to read this thread first: https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=229737
The parts links are in the original post on that page, I paid around 50 I think?
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Hi Mate,

I'm inspired by your rack re-build but am struggling to find a seal kit! I was wondering if you can remember the number of seals you had to replace and if they all looked fairly standard? I'm considering stripping it down and going to our local hydraulic engineer place and getting them to order in seals like for like.

What do you reckon?

Otherwise it's 180 for a rebuilt one.
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Old 18-11-18, 21:58
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Hi Mate,

I'm inspired by your rack re-build but am struggling to find a seal kit! I was wondering if you can remember the number of seals you had to replace and if they all looked fairly standard? I'm considering stripping it down and going to our local hydraulic engineer place and getting them to order in seals like for like.

What do you reckon?

Otherwise it's 180 for a rebuilt one.

Have you tried these guys? Thats where i got my kit, you get a bag of all the various bits needed...
http://www.autosuppliers.co.uk/
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Old 09-08-19, 20:33
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Thanks for the how to. Being tighter than tight and a seal kit costing 140 + post I bought two 28 - 38 - 7 and one 26 - 37 - 7 oil seals when my rack boots started peeing fluid. Van incontinence cured for a tenner plus fluid. Removed old seals with plasterboard screws into back of seal, pulled with wire, without damaging plastic bushes. Rack seal pushes on with old seal on rack. Bottom pinion seal with old seal on pinion shaft. didn't replace upper pinion shaft seal as it was obviously not leaking, couldn't tell which of other seals was culprit due to fluid transfer through vent hole. Couple of hundred short journey miles in and still good.
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