Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oceanside, NY
Car: 2005 OBW 2.5L, 1989 Subaru Justy, RIP Blu
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technically it is already at the end of its life, albeit prematurely. It all depends upon how you feel about leaks. Once it starts leaking bad enough that it gets on the exhaust system thats too much.
What will happen is that you might loose your power boost. the car will be harder to steer, but controlable. If you want a hint of what it feels like, go someplace mepty, get the car up to 10-20 mph, shut off the engine in neutral and steer the car someplace. This is generally a good thig to know anyway.
If it gets to the point where you have no boost in the morning, the rack is shot.
If you have to add fluid every day, thats shot. It just depends where your threshold is on the fluid.
You can get a used rack, if the additive doesn't work, they are fairly easy to install.