Re: Rack and Pinion Rebuild
Mine went out in my 98 at around 100Kmi. Dunno if that's normal or not but sounds like no biggie to me. If the first one went out at 80Kmi and the second 90Kmi later, seems about right.
Get under there and find the leak though. It may just be a hose or your PS pump. When I had to replace mine it went from losing a little fluid to a lot real quick like. I got under there and the fluid was coming out from behind one of the tie rods. If you look at a cutaway diagram there's an O-ring back in there and either that wore out itself or something else wore out and damaged the O-ring.
If you find the leak and it's coming from the rack unit then ya, you need a new one. If the leak is the pump or a hose, then no, you don't need a new rack.
Although I must say there's nothing wrong with a new rack. I like most racks, new and old if they've been well cared for. New ones just have a tighter feel.