Fixing a Leak the Cheap way - is it worth it?

17. Lip 2020.
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The miata’s power steering rack has been leaking for a while, leaving stains everywhere she goes. My options are: replace the rack, which is a few hundred bucks and not readily available at the moment; buy a used one, which is still gonna cost around $100; or rebuild the seals in the rack myself with a seal kit for $30 dollars. Today, I’m taking the cheap road and we’re going to try to rebuild this old power steering rack. What could go wrong?
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  • Zach Jobe putting out Claire Saffitz energy in this one and I like it.

    DiegosVideoDiegosVideoPrije 4 mjeseci
    • @Joseph Tischer they're all brad

      coreysteadycoreysteadyPrije 6 dana
    • @Jack Townsend lmfaooo

      coreysteadycoreysteadyPrije 6 dana
    • Right up my alley man.

      LiveordiebyinchesLiveordiebyinchesPrije mjesec
    • See this is what we like to see, BA/Donut nerds lol

      TallRicoSuave __TallRicoSuave __Prije 2 mjeseci
    • One of the best comments in HRworld

      GID7OBGID7OBPrije 2 mjeseci
  • I thought Miata's were cheap and fun and I should buy one? 😨

    Myth CrabMyth CrabPrije 35 minuta
  • Leaky racc😂👍🏻

    jordy velthuizenjordy velthuizenPrije 6 sati
  • We need more of this

    akawizard22akawizard22Prije 11 sati
  • Honestly it's the struggle that keeps me going because then, you're always looking for the solution. That's the interesting part, is trying to make it work. Every time I change my brakes, I learn something new, a more effective, efficient way to get it done faster. You learn more from your losses than your victories, so to speak, yeah it sucks at the moment but oh man, when you accomplish something, it's all worth the struggles. God bless!

    Two SeasonsTwo SeasonsPrije 13 sati
  • My first project car - replaced/cleaned fuel injectors 2x and finally figured out the tank was bad. Big lesson for 20-year-old me.

    Dave AllenDave AllenPrije dan
  • Sorry bro. It happens

    clayton foxclayton foxPrije dan
  • “Are you sure you want to get into cars....?” Dude, when you have to hang upside down with your head on the floorboard of the drivers seat at 12am, with all the doors shut (because it’s pissing rain) trying to replace your Steering Column, just so you can make it into work in the morning....then you can complain LOL That being said, great content as always Donut fam, keep it going 🤘🏻🤘🏻

    Joe EJoe EPrije dan
  • Cars man smh got new radiator to fix a leak and then the coolant overflow tank starts leaking🤦🏻‍♂️

    Caylan WojciechowskiCaylan WojciechowskiPrije dan
  • Make a part 2. Buy new steering rack

    Jeffrey WongJeffrey WongPrije 2 dana
  • big oof

    Daan Van silfhoutDaan Van silfhoutPrije 2 dana
  • It may not have worked but it was still a very good video, shit happens

    Sam SolmonsonSam SolmonsonPrije 2 dana
  • The birds in the background sound do ridiculous it could be part of the editing

    Michael SaxonsonMichael SaxonsonPrije 3 dana
  • too much oil flooded your one rubber airbag looking thing, and after turning the wheel a few time the strength crushed your steering bar and components (edit: you had to fill your fluid more after running your steering explaining or hinting at the calm before the storm as it drained into one side also viscosity of fluid could mess with your ratio possibly)

    FUZ3-NOOB-324485FUZ3-NOOB-324485Prije 3 dana
  • So the seals are just like injector seals in terms of compression and stretching. A soon as the wheels are on the ground, you have WAY more pressure on the seals, so I think they're twisted. Heat was a bad idea because the expansion is miniscule, but the reduction in mechanical strength is massive. Instead, I think stretching it gradually and adding lube would've sorted it. Lube should help prevent Production quality is excellent.

    Major DisasterMajor DisasterPrije 3 dana
  • Dissect the damn thing, and learn from it.

    DeadkingAZDeadkingAZPrije 3 dana
  • This was the realest video on working on a car I have ever seen.

    Travis WhitingTravis WhitingPrije 4 dana
  • This job is definitely a "nope" for me

    Andy HeilmannAndy HeilmannPrije 4 dana
  • So when are you going to shows us to do it the right way then?, we are waiting for it!

    Edison MonnarEdison MonnarPrije 5 dana
  • zach its a rip but we are learning just like you in doing things yourself there are wins and loses but keep your head up and deep breaths i think diy is worth is for sure especially when you have a hart for cars its not for the wins and losses then are you relly learning

    Jasper HendersonJasper HendersonPrije 5 dana
  • Hey who's clean 36 is that?

    Andres RodriguezAndres RodriguezPrije 5 dana
  • Why didn't you just put a little bit of lube on it to slide the piece on easier past the seal

    Andres RodriguezAndres RodriguezPrije 5 dana
  • Did the Miata get a new power steering rack or was it deleted?

    Aaron WilliamsAaron WilliamsPrije 5 dana
  • Zach looks like a grown up waldo

    JDM hOnDaJDM hOnDaPrije 5 dana
  • I feel for you in this situation.

    Matthew VarozMatthew VarozPrije 6 dana
  • Blow dryer work?

    Matthew VarozMatthew VarozPrije 6 dana
  • Кривожопый неудачник )))

    ЮрийЮрийPrije 6 dana
  • Where can I get one?

    Royal GarageRoyal GaragePrije 6 dana
  • Miata kinda cute

    Royal GarageRoyal GaragePrije 6 dana
  • lmao get it "take a crack at it"

    Andy syliboyAndy syliboyPrije 6 dana
  • freeze yo pinion

    JoezppyJoezppyPrije 7 dana
  • This is the first video from this series thats made me feel glad I had this done at a garage today!

    Ben Of The NorthBen Of The NorthPrije 7 dana
  • Whats that song at the 2:30ish mark?

    Steven MarchSteven MarchPrije 7 dana
  • 🤣🤣🤣

    JR303JR303Prije 8 dana
  • This is what working on cars is really like. Thank you for this video

    D WD WPrije 8 dana
  • Im guessing the same does not apply to electric power steering systems?

    Christopher LeonitukChristopher LeonitukPrije 8 dana
  • You learned how not to rebuild a power steering rack

    tyler hicklingtyler hicklingPrije 11 dana
  • This is what happens in real life comparative to movies ;)

    Alinutz AlinAlinutz AlinPrije 12 dana
  • Silicone base lube on the seals and in the tube, make sure there's no dirt in the lines

    Dj Johnny StormDj Johnny StormPrije 12 dana
  • For some reason those blue and green seals are so brittle. Number code seals by size...

    Chris BoothChris BoothPrije 15 dana
  • Tech tip: when disassembling a cylinder, use a pringles can to hold the parts in the order and direction they came out. Then as you take the parts out of the can for reassembly, clean and replace seals and install! Voila!

    AnthonyAnthonyPrije 16 dana
  • who de dude with the good ol r6 on the bak

    Xhulio BalliuXhulio BalliuPrije 17 dana
  • Definitely my favorite episode!!! This is the reality of working on your own car, sometimes you feel like a genius, and other times you feel completely obtuse! Also “you want to get into cars?” I felt Zach giving me the middle finger with his eyes and I totally felt that!

    Raul LimaRaul LimaPrije 17 dana
  • 6:18 its not the brakes zach its the steering lol

    Angus KingAngus KingPrije 18 dana
  • Ask ChrisFix for msome help

    AugmentedGravityAugmentedGravityPrije 19 dana
  • I'm surprised you didn't depower the steering rack.

    TheAwkwardBananaTheAwkwardBananaPrije 20 dana
  • The blue seal you cut, you should wrap in elec tape and then smash it down with a pipe clamp then remove the clamp and tape. You should be good to go after that. If you ever do it again.

    TheRedBaron619TheRedBaron619Prije 20 dana
  • Hey guysssss Chris fix hereeee

    JVAJVAPrije 21 dan
  • Thats what you call "FUBAR"

    Setsura- samaSetsura- samaPrije 22 dana
  • Guess go to chrisfix and look for a bideo there

    Elriddge JermaineElriddge JermainePrije 22 dana
  • Good time to do power steering delete....:-) Zach be a real Miata racer!

    Alexis KnowsAlexis KnowsPrije 22 dana
  • This guy is a genius and need more recognition for this guy's smartness

    Darren PrasadDarren PrasadPrije 25 dana
  • 6:30 the beggar by franz Gordon

    Kaleb TaylorKaleb TaylorPrije 26 dana
  • The broken seal mid service, story of my life...

    Lucas BrookLucas BrookPrije 26 dana
  • this episode felt like when you go to your friends house and they’re yelling at their parents

    Josh McCrackenJosh McCrackenPrije 28 dana
  • I love how jacked up his hands and arms are from what I assume is working on his car.

    ApollyonApollyonPrije 28 dana
  • I like how they rotated the entire video because he pointed in the wrong direction. Lol

    Paulo FelicianoPaulo FelicianoPrije 29 dana
  • Just run down to frogs and get a rebuilt rack

    William TAWilliam TAPrije mjesec
  • This is the closest i’ll ever get to jersey shore level of reality TV and I love it. Sorry for your leak though. But thank you for your leak

    BaroooooooBaroooooooPrije mjesec
  • Thank you for sharing this! Guys out there like me struggling with their stuff see, that even the pro's struggle and fall sometimes. Time to get back up again and try again. You guys are great.

    StuntcatTVStuntcatTVPrije mjesec
  • You gotta love Zach!

    ibrxhim MMAibrxhim MMAPrije mjesec
  • Love the series, but your flag is hanging backwards. It distracted me the entire episode x)

    NATRON411NATRON411Prije mjesec
  • Loving the specialized epic road bike with Rolf wheel upgrade rocking original RSX shifters and pink tape. If the shifters get gummy, just spray them out with some carb cleaner and then lubricate with dri-slide molybdenum lubricant.

    James McPhersonJames McPhersonPrije mjesec
  • Who’s in the back

    Thatguy23tThatguy23tPrije mjesec
  • Never done a steering rack, but automatic transmissions also have Teflon seals in them. The expensive install tools he mentioned towards the end of the video are essential.

    J SchuJ SchuPrije mjesec
  • Despite the outcome, this is definitely one of my favorite series on the channel 💘

    Daniel GonzalezDaniel GonzalezPrije mjesec
  • What are the chances that you might forgot to return a part into its original place

    arnold ryan managoarnold ryan managoPrije mjesec
  • You guys really should do a video about cleaning up your driveway after a big spill.

    NNPrije mjesec
  • 15:44 this was the same pose I was in after struggling to get the hub back onto the strut on my GTI for an hour when I installed lowering springs. Then I realized I had to do the other side still.

    Nick KNick KPrije mjesec
  • This ep is like going to a therapy group for all the times you try and DIY and youre stuck. PTSD for sure.

    fullauto2006fullauto2006Prije mjesec
  • If something breaks during installation then it shouldn't have been anywhere close to your car.

    lykou sarlykou sarPrije mjesec
  • I did the same sort of thing with my E30. Saw that my rear axle boots were ripped but not making noise. Decided to replace the boots for 40 dollars in total. Ended up putting the CV joints back together wrong and busted the joints. Replaced both axles for 500 dollars in total. The E30 was down for 2 months cause I had to go to work and school and wait for parts....

    alexander sarmientoalexander sarmientoPrije mjesec
  • Zach sorry for your struggles, but I'm also really happy that everyone got to see this because this is really what it means to own a money pit. There are days where you take the L. For people not as mechanically inclined as you, me, there are more of these days, but it's still "worth it" even when there's not the financial proof of it. Good luck on the next step hope you get another W then.

    @northwestnas and The Search@northwestnas and The SearchPrije mjesec
  • Thank you for doing this video! I really had high hopes; so I'm sorry it didn't work out. The one and only time I tried to replace my own steering rack in my Mazda MX-6, I had to buy extra tools, it took forever, it was extremely frustrating, I screwed up the steering alignment and then after all paid $350 for a shop to redo all my work. But we all learn from trying even if we fail! I learned there are some jobs better left to the pros.

    Lightning McKurtLightning McKurtPrije mjesec
  • Ah...the sweet stench of failure. Smells like home.

    Robert JosephRobert JosephPrije mjesec
  • Transmission assembly grease would help with that Teflon seal.

    Edward SpaccarelliEdward SpaccarelliPrije mjesec
  • I'm a simple man- I see Zach Jobe's miata, and I click like

    Conor WalshConor WalshPrije mjesec
  • Autozone never has anything, even when they say it’s in stock on the website they somehow can’t locate it in the racks. Recently wanted to upgrade my brakes and bought full on duralast gold brakes and rotors they had all I needed except the rear rotors, they did say they had two available at their Hub and it was like 3 miles away so I decided to pick them up instead of waiting 4 hours for them to transport it over to my nearest store. When I get there they tell me they looked all over and somehow can’t find them and I can just order them online to my door or as a VDP to pick up the next day. Next day comes and they haven’t received it and tell me they will definitely have it the next day so before I wasted another trip I called and the guy tells me it’s ready for pick up, I get there and they tell me they still don’t have it. Waited almost 4 days for it they blamed it on Covid but this type of stuff has happened before at Autozone so they’re always full of shit. Lol

    RIOTIKIRIOTIKIPrije mjesec
  • But did you fix it?

    YuppiYuppiPrije mjesec
  • When he was installing the rack around 12:30 and there was still 5 minutes left in the video, I knew it wasn't going to work

    FerretyWeaselFerretyWeaselPrije mjesec
  • Why does Donut haf to have the most fire backing tracks and shazam doesn't know what they are? I need that sweet sweet royalty free music

    FerretyWeaselFerretyWeaselPrije mjesec
  • When my shitbox civic leaked ps fluid i just stopped filling it. No power steering gang lol

    Evan MorganEvan MorganPrije mjesec
  • I dig this series because I faff around with cars I've held onto for years(ones I literally have had since teen years) and Zach relates like a dude I'd hang out with which is funny because I have no friends and definitely no guy friends

    Michael BiniakewitzMichael BiniakewitzPrije mjesec
  • Zach, you dont go in dry man. From what I saw in the video them O rings needed some lube!

    alex royalex royPrije mjesec
  • if the miata was my only car, nah not worth it. If it was, sure yah why not. Might as well get familiar with a part thats $200 for the sake of knowledge

    Daniel MaiselDaniel MaiselPrije mjesec
  • Lol I would've said fuck you miata. The cool you keep is amazing haha

    Oscar CardenasOscar CardenasPrije mjesec
  • I feel like everyone who really works on cars has that "is this worth it?You wanna get into cars?" moment. mine was the 12th time i tried bleeding my brand new drum to disc set up in my 65 mustang it had a weird impossible to adjust rear parking brake that just took experience to fix.

    misha makarwichmisha makarwichPrije mjesec
  • Im gonna end up like zach with my mr2 when it is finished its gonna go well and seem well and like a few minutes later something is gonna say you know what its been too long since ive ran so im gonna give up except i don't have power steering so i don't have to worry about that

    Thri11SeekerThri11SeekerPrije mjesec
  • This shit is like therapy for me I could watch your videos all day long and I even went out and bought me a new project car

    Easton JacksonEaston JacksonPrije mjesec
  • if shaft seals leak then replace them if rack and pinion replace the whole thing. I am no master mechanic but have done shaft seals successfully, once took one apart to rebuild, said fuck it and bought a new rack knowing i would mess it up.

    Smiley McCabeSmiley McCabePrije mjesec
  • my car doesnt have a rack and pinion but it has a powersteering pump. What?

    PorfiryDotExePorfiryDotExePrije mjesec
  • 15:25 me when i try to see why my brakes squeak and now one of my brakes are locked up

    Ivan CruzIvan CruzPrije mjesec
  • Bring Back Bids Barto @BidsBarto #BidsBarto

    Brad ൠBrad ൠPrije mjesec
  • I'd like to know what happened

    ZACKS240SXZACKS240SXPrije mjesec
  • I did learn something from this video. When you have a leak in your steering rack, take out the old unit and replace oy with a remanufactured unit. Don't waste your time or money trying to rebuild the steering rack.

    Yama ManYama ManPrije mjesec
  • Man Donut Media FTW!

    Josh PersaudJosh PersaudPrije mjesec
  • Lube up the packings so there’s less friction. Use the power steering fluid so there’s no foreign contamination.

    Brendan AliceaBrendan AliceaPrije mjesec
  • This is why you should do as much as you can as early as you can. Preferably while still a child. Most of the time you're going to fuck up the first time you do something. It's easier to do that when you're like 16 than when you're like 40.

    bywbywPrije mjesec
  • Sad Miata noises was heard that day

    Dwc 4lifeDwc 4lifePrije mjesec
  • Money pit is BRILLIANT

    George LovettGeorge LovettPrije mjesec