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Power steering leak..

I have a 1991 accord that has a power steering leak. My mechanic says to not use anything but honda products... He told me to take engine cleaner and apply it around the leak to clean it up so I can identify the source.. I'm clueless... Squirells chewed on the container that holds the fluid and may have gwawed on some tubes, can't tell.. What should I do? Any products that would seal leak and not add to the problem?


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Yes. The owners manual says it's very normal to operate the steering with
adequate fluid with the motor off. This suggest that you should remove the
belt and fill the reservoir "with the correct fluid" labeled genuine Honda
PSF, but not the one known "acceptable by Honda." Cycle it thru and cut
the belt and hope that it stays in there.


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    taran_2005 Dec 30, 2008

    If there is a leak, it's very serious. Eventually, the steering fluid will all leak out and you won't be able to turn the wheel. If there's a leak in the line, it seems to me the dealer should be able to replace that line under warranty. A steering rack needs to be replaced in most cases because it is bent, which is usually the result of an accident or the front wheel(s) hitting something like a pothole or a curb at a high speed. Did you do that? If so, it may be an issue for your insurance company.

    In the meantime, take it back to your regular dealer and have them take a look. By the way, most Honda dealers will honor service coupons or match special offers being made by their competitors. In the future, you might check with the guy you know and trust before driving across town to save a buck.


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    taran_2005 Dec 30, 2008

    and if ' u wanna try sea option ......................................................

    You might try lucas product for Power steering sealer! If hole small enough it might work! (lucas electrical systems stink),- but their sealer is pretty good)! Most auto parts supply stores have it !

    Also it depends on where it is and how hard it is to get to! You may be able to seal pinholes pretty effectively, - by cutting a piece of re-enforced hose (like from radiator hose or something), - place it over leak area, and clamp it on with "worm gear drive hose clamps". Ideally,- you will have one that wraps all the way around to within 1/16' of meeting -- when clamps put on it will bring together pretty close, you need at least 3 clamps very close together, and you can "stagger them" so they sit as close to touching on the "bands" as possible! A couple more about 1/2' out on both sides (one on each side)wouldn't hurt! You may be able to completely stop leak for a while, or even just slow it down a lot! But as soon as you get money available,- I would replace it,- as it is not going to get any newer, - and if leaking it is close to failure stage elsewhere!.............................


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Here is a tip.....

  1. get baking soda
  2. Super glue
This works on most plastics and rubber but you are going have to get the soarce of the leak an clean it oil free.. Take thebaking soda and put some on the hole the put a drop of super glye this get imediatly as hard as stone, you can fille large holes by building it up hope this works for you

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