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99 honda civic power steering reservoir eruption

When i start my engine my power Steering reservoir "erupts" blowing fluid everywhere. I know i need to replace the power steering rack as it leaks slowly. But will replacing the rack fix my problem? or is something else to blame like maybe the pump? Thank you for any suggestions.

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    John Lucero Jan 21, 2013

    Oh yah and also it keeps erupting about every half second as long as the car is running. WEIRD?????

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Are the pipes on the right way around as never seen this before to be honest so either a blockage in the pump outlet or the pump has failed but i have never seen this before as when the pump fails is just doesnt pressurise

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  •  John Lucero
    John Lucero Jan 21, 2013

    Well, i have not actually done any work on the rack or any steering components since i bought the car. I have been driving it with a powersteer leak for about 7 months now. I used Lucas power steer fluid to slow the leak as was suggested by a mechanic. Maybe since Lucas is much thicker it clogged the pump and now it just back fires. I have read about a mod to eliminate the need for a pump called a power steer delete. It makes a Harder steer but better for "feeling the road" while driving. It seems simple to perform but i probably still need to get a new rack anyway. What do you think?

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    Colin Stickland Jan 22, 2013

    Stop reading these boy racer weekend mechanic mags they will lead you right up the garden path for sure ,not sure why you have a blow back problem here but without my head under the bonnet i couldnt say best advice here is to ask a local mechanic to have a look for you and see what they say .

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Try a new belt. When belt is cold it's tight as it gets warm I suspect it's slipping through the pulley. Could be rack or pump, but I'd try the belt first.

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all the boot does is keep dirt from getting to the lip seal if its leaking youl atleast need to replace seal and boot i think on that model youl need a specialty inner tie rod tool to remove before you can get the seal out. if it was me i believe id replace the whole rack if you plan on keeping the rig long hope this helps please rate me thanks

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Check the pump front seal, Wipe down the hoses and check the crimp fittings for leakage Also look carefully at the steering gear, the fitings and pitman arm seal ( this one is on the bottom) and the seal where the steering column goes in.

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