So that you know, I want to say that I do not understand power steering system very well. Here's my situation. About a year or two ago, the steering fluid began to leak. I would simply add fluid and go for a few months or so. About a week ago the fluid started leaking substantially. When I looked under the car, I saw what I believed to be power steering fluid all over the power steering pump area. From what I could see, the hoseline in and the return tube looked okay but I could still check it out better. The next words will be a little clumsy. However, d rubber protection grommet that goes over the rack arm and looks like a CV boot was ripped and torn. I'll call this the rack rubber protector. When I've looked on the internet this torn rubber protector could mean that I may need a new rack and pinion. The internet also said that this rubber protector could be changed but may require special tools. A few questions before I ask for advice. Does changing the rubber protector require special tools? Which tools? How much does a new rack and pinion cost? Thanks.