I have a small tear in the driver side power steering gear boot where it connects to the tie rod. The advice I am getting from a local repair shop and the dealer is that the presence of the fluid indicates a bad steering rack and replacing it is going to run $800 - $900. The vehicle is a 2002 Sequoia 4x4 with 118K. Does this seem like the right advice? I am starting to hear a whine when I turn the wheel but, the ps fluid level is still good. The leak is very small. I am wondering how critical getting this handled is. I do have a pretty major trip coming up, don't want to risk having the steering freeze up. Any advice wold be greatly appreciated.