159 V6 steering rack leak - any help appreciated!
We have a 159 3.2litre Q4 Sportwagon which sprung a significant leak of power steering fluid, and i am unsure about the advice from my local (non-specialist) garage.
They said it was because of a split steering rack boot leaking the fluid, but when they replaced that they discovered that the leak continued. Can't say i'm surprised as i hadn't expected the boot to be pressurised on the inside, surely there's just grease there?).
So they now say there's a leak within the rack and that we need a new steering rack. Is this appropriate - i feel that if a seal has given out then it should be replacable without swapping the whole rack.
Unfortunately my technical knowledge is limited, but this doesn't feel right and i'd appreciate any advice from someone who knows these cars.
Thanks in anticipation