power steering fluid leak

I have a 95 toyota camry.I need to replace the rack and pinion of power steering.This is going to cost me $600.I am trying to do it myself as I can't
afford to spend so much. Can someone suggest me suitable jack stands for 95 toyota camry? I also need step by step instructions to replace the rack and pinion of power steeing.Thanks in advance.
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sonali via CarKB.com wrote:

==============Just use generic 2 ton jack stands. Place at the front subframe.
For instructions, see "Steering" section:
http://www.turboninjas.com/camry /
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Hey Daniel, Thanks a lot.I recently baught 2 ton jacks.Now I will get started soon!!
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I had an fluid leak on my 95 Camry 4 last year. Approx 78k Miles. Had it checked at local garage. Told it was the steering pump leaking. The pump was quoted at 400.00 Plus 200 fitting.
But I was not loosing fluid at all in the Dash pot I did mention this. I think it went over there heads.
You may of course have bad steering I don't know.
I got a bottle of Gunk and cleaned all the back and top of the engine down. Water on to wash clean. Very difficult to see back there. But a mirror and touch helped.
The leak was from my Rocker Box cover. It was leaking in the rear left corner. Draining on to a little pipe. Which then changed the direction of the leak to direct over then onto the Power steering pump.
A half turn on the nuts holding down the gasket cured my problem. I ordered a new gasket. Its not been needed yet.
Comment from garage. " well your lucky "
Year lucky not to be ripped off.
Johnny UK.
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The leak may be outside the steering rack, in which case you do not need to replace the rack itself. Have you checked the sources of the leak?
With a car this age, you may have the steel lines leaking, either leading to the rack valve, or away from it. It depends on version.
RichK
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