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Old 11-30-2010, 09:59 AM
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Re: Busted Steering Rack

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Re: Busted Steering Rack

The torn boot could have contributed significantly. If the boot became partially filled with sand after the tear, sand sticking to the steering rod could have abraded the seal and shaft causing failure. Then again it could have just been a bad seal which wasn't caught in inspection. No way to know for certain without seeing the parts removed.

The good thing is they fixed it with no complaint or problems. Hope it was a one time thing.
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Re: Busted Steering Rack

You are right. I did not even think about the sand getting in there. I doubt it though, as the tear was very small. Maybe 5mm. But yeah, I hope it was the first and last time. Will see the next time it goes in the sand.
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Glad your rig will be back in service soon.

Evidently, Rommel's tanks couldn't even take out a Jeep in the desert.

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Re: Busted Steering Rack

Update:
Maybe the steering rack leak was part of this TSB? http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1900610.pdf
Anyone? Milous?
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Re: Busted Steering Rack

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Update:
Maybe the steering rack leak was part of this TSB? http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1900610.pdf
Anyone? Milous?
It sure sounds like your problem. The boot torn by a shovel never did sound like a sufficient cause for the failure. Hopefully your repair under warranty will solve the problem for good!
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