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Porsche Crest Platic Round Knurled Plug on Steering Rack

(1984 / 944) On the bottom drivers side of the steering rack just to the right of the boot I had a black, plastic, round knurled screw in plug that disintegrated and power steering fluid now runs out of the rack. I have not been able to find something to screw back in the hole to stop the leak. Any suggestions?
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There should be no fluid from this port. The rubber dust plug is used to keep dust out of the hole. This hole is used to center the steering rack during alignments. I suspect that some of the seals are starting to give way and fuid is leaking.

I just replace my rack and I do not have a replacement plug just yet. I am going to try the dealer later this week.
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It's a threaded hole, you can find a fitting for it from a hardware store (I did)...
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There should be no fluid from this port. The rubber dust plug is used to keep dust out of the hole. This hole is used to center the steering rack during alignments. I suspect that some of the seals are starting to give way and fuid is leaking.

I just replace my rack and I do not have a replacement plug just yet. I am going to try the dealer later this week.
Second the motion.

You definitely have some seals that are going. Take a look at the rubber boot ends one side is probably leaking pretty good.
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Yep, seals are bad then. Your boots are most likely full of fluid also. After you reseal the rack you can put just about anything in there. Like they said above, its just to keep the dust out.
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