steering rack 325es

fluid is leaking from the rubber boots on my steering rack. Is there a rebuild kit available? The year is an 86. How tough is the removal and replacement I just did the oil pump and pan gasket.

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You should be able to exchange the entire rack for a reconditioned one, but you could also replace it with one from a wreck. You need specialised machinery and a press to rebuild it properly yourself. There are two different racks for the E30 so make sure you get the right one (steel and alloy).
Steve

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With a sufficient amount of beer and bandaids you should be able to reseal the P/S rack. You will need to be able to remove pressed in seals and replace them. Also make sure you use the proper fluid to prevent becoming an expert at the job.
I don't like the idea of used parts as I prefer not to do the same repairs over because of someone elses worn out part installed on my vehicle. I check with my guys at www.mybmwpartsstore.com and they told me $555.00 for a rack and about $100. for the seal kit.
Good luck............Chip

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