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    pwr steering rack leak

     



    I have replaced the rack and pinion in my 40 Ford due to a leak arounf the input shaft.
    Used a New ( No reman) rack from Napa. all oring/teflon seating surfaces look excellent.
    I have tried new fitting and old fitting trying to get a leak proof seal on the High pressure side of the rack. So far I'm a failure. Fitting sizes are 9/16-18 on the high side and 5/8-18 on the low, the low isn't leaking. the fitting adapters converts to 6an hose.
    Is there a sealer or some better fitting out there that will end this problem? Thanks



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    Is that the right kind of fitting? It looks like it should be a tapered fitting. Isn't the bottom of the rack fitting tapered?

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    Thats the fitting they call for. The rack has a tapered edge at the outer lip and the rest is square/flat . I see other designs that look like they would work better but none with the existing thread.
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    this design would work much better but I can find one with the right threads and Not sure even it would work. Don't know how unform the rack drilling an tapping are beyond the top edge and threads.
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    Is there no way to find out what thread is in the rack? There should be a flare fitting in that thread if you jus know what it is. There must be someone here that knows fittings better than me. I know transmissions take a special thread, had to get one for my trans lines. What vehicle is this rack made for, there should be info out in google land for the fitting type.
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    Those fitting adapters are correct. Those stock racks use a steel line flared with a tube nut above the flat flare and the o ring seats in the bore of the rack. I used those fittings and an style fittings to hook my power steering rack up.
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    How about trying an O-ring that's just a tiny bit fatter?
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    I "THINK" (Not fa sure, you decide) this is what you need to fix your leak. It appears it was designed to seal in the socket.

    https://www.amazon.com/Russell-64802.../dp/B003CGSUWO
    https://www.amazon.com/Russell-64803.../dp/B003CGSQ0A
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    should be an inverted flare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOATMON View Post
    I "THINK" (Not fa sure, you decide) this is what you need to fix your leak. It appears it was designed to seal in the socket.

    https://www.amazon.com/Russell-64802.../dp/B003CGSUWO
    https://www.amazon.com/Russell-64803.../dp/B003CGSQ0A
    Thank you JOATMON That's the fitting I was wanting to try. Ordered it and will see if that works.
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    Tried new style fitting and it leaked worse then the first one. Going to try a fatter oring on the original fitting, got nothing to lose but more pwr flu. If that fails try will be a factory hose from a mid 80's GM . Just didn't want to take out the nice looking braded stainless steel lines but I'm sick of this leak.
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