Yesterday whilst out shopping I noticed my steering beginning to squeal/grind and it got progressively worse over a short amount of time.
Checked my fluid level and it was just touching the end of the dip stick, so I added some generic power steering fluid, tuned from lock to lock a number of times and all was well and managed to get home with no issues.
Started the car later that afternoon and turned the wheel and the squealing was back and I also noticed brown fluid on the drive, I opened the fluid reservoir and was greeted by a brown foamy mess.
Upon on further inspection (after cleaning the mess behind the drivers wheel and all down the side of my car !!) I have power steering fluid leaking from the end of the tie rod gaiter.
I have bought 2 bottles of fluid so I can get the car somewhere for repair but I have a feeling it will be an expensive one !!!
Does this indicate a blown seal ? Is there any way of getting this fixed without replacing the entire rack ?
Any help would be much appreciated as I'm sure I can't fill the reservoir before every journey !
Thanks in advance