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Power Steering Leak

I have this problem also. We've replaced the pump and hoses and it still leaks and has for a long time. I don't even put fluid in now as it's pointless! Therefore, it is very difficult to make tight turns.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    So, what's the question? You know it leaks, you know you ran it without fluid (likely destroying all hydraulic parts except the hoses) and without fluid it dosen't work right? It can't!!!!

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is the question here? it is obvious that you replaced the wrong parts, have a pro look at it.

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    where is it leaking from?

  • Dar
    Dar May 11, 2010

    And you can't tell where it's coming from? Is it coming from the steering box, or near the pump?

  • bilalinmd
    bilalinmd May 11, 2010

    Check to see where it is leaking from. Have your local repair shop put some fluorescent dye in the power steering fluid and check with a UV light. It could be your steering rack that is leaking.



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    Clarksville, MD

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Check the boots on the rack and pinion. they will hold fluid and then start leaking on the tie rod adjustment arms.

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