Power steering leak

Power steering leak

Postby trapper20 [OP] » February 11th 2012, 6:41am

I have a power steering leak, apparently somewhere on or near the pump as evidenced by fluid everywhere in the vicinity and low fluid. Is there a standard place these usually leak?
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Re: Power steering leak

Postby Lumpy » February 11th 2012, 1:10pm

My old and leaky pump leaked at the fittings. The gear box leaked at the top of the box, where the steering (wheel) shaft enters. Replaced the pump, fluid still leaked from the box and telegraphed down the lines to the pump. So then replaced the box too.

Getting to the hoses on the back of the pump is not simple. It's challenging to get the high pressure hose threaded on there straight. If it gets crooked and the threads get boogered up it'll never seal. If you can get to the connections and check for tightness, AND if it reveals itself as stripped, might as well get ready to replace the pump. You'll like the feel of things if you do. And it's not terribly expensive.


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