Rack & Pinion Leakage

So I just came back from my local Pep Boys for my regular oil change, tire rotation, etc. and they told me that there is a leak from my rack and pinion…and the attendant said “it’s getting worse”.
I was Googling what the warning signs are for such a problem and didn’t notice any of them before, during, or after my visit to Pep Boys.

My vehicle is a:
2007 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0 2WD
2.0L L4 DOHC 16V
4-Speed Automatic
4-Wheel ABS

Mileage: 65,345

Any thoughts, ideas, advice, feedback on what I should do?

I’d give this a try before replacing the R&P.

And if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter.

The R&P had to be replaced anyway.


Find a good independent shop for a second opinion and in the future avoid place’s like pep boy’ s and iffylube.


You should have noticed some problems if the rack is leaking like a lack of power assist,near empty p/s fluid reservoir,groaning etc.Hope its only a p/s hose that is leaking.I agree with Renegade about getting a second opinion.

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