Alignment: Impossible with H&R springs-follow-up

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at
Sat Jun 28 11:00:17 EDT 2003

At 9:49 PM -0700 6/27/03, Bernie Benz wrote:
>  > From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
>>  Could be Pentosin, but I had similar symptom (smell of burning tranny
>>  oil when car was stopped) when the passenger side differential
>>  (output shaft) oil seal began to leak. The seals on both sides
>>  probably have an equal liklihood of leaking. That's a relatively
>>  common problem with these cars by 100K miles, I believe.
>With proper PM, rotary shaft seals should be no problem for the life of the
>car.  300K/400K?
>>  The steering rack could be leaking Pentosin if its internal seals
>>  _and_ its rubber boots are shot. It should be relatively easy to
>>  reach in and feel each boot to detect presence of Pentosin. My bet is
>>  on the differential oil seal(s).
>The rubber boots do not contain hydraulic fluid, they are only dust shields
>and their replacement is never justified short of a rack overhaul.

Duh. Thanks for that insight, Bernie. Who the heck said anything
about the boots _normally_ containing hydraulic fluid? Or about
replacing boots? And you claiming that a steering rack cannot leak
fluid into the boots? And the boots can never have a tear?

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