Question about 1996 Jaguar Xj Series

2 Answers

Got a power steering fluid leak are there any quick fix or magic tips thanks or am i looking at a big bill

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Jaguar Master
  • 76,109 Answers

No magic fix for any pressure fluid leaks like power steering, u will need to replace what ever is leaking, don't wait if you run the system dry you will ruin PS pump and Steering rack assembly, very very pricey parts.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

All my friends that own jaguars in the past had the same exact problem and they tried sealing the leaks in these power steering pumps but to no avail. it may be cheaper to put a used one in. not a new one. a quick fix in the long run could cause you more problems than its worth.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why does my van's power steering fluid leak out as quickly as added if the van is running?


Burst power steering hose.
Cracked power steering hard line.
Bad seal in power steering pump.
Lose fittings on power steering lines.
Check power steering components for signs of leaking fluid.

Apr 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Turning the wheel to far it makes sqealing sounds and doesn't want to turn


Have you checked your power steering fluid and made sure your pump is not slipping on the belt?

Jul 04, 2011 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

I have a leak in the power steering column. What will happen once it all leaks out?? can I still drive it?


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If it leaks out, the steering wheel will be hard to turn. Plus, you will then have to replace the entire steering pump if it goes dry. You need to keep an eye on the level and keep adding fluid as needed. You will still need to get the leak fixed. If you are running low on fluid, the steering wheel will be harder to turn and you will hear a winding noise when you turn the wheel.

Apr 28, 2011 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1 Answer

2004 ford f250 powerstroke. brake pedal is hard to press at first then goes straight to the floor also power steering quit working at the same time.


Hmm.. Low fluid in the power steering pump, broken belt driving the power steering pump, failed component causing loss of power steering fluid, failed power steering pump.

Check for a broken belt first, check the oil in the pump, look for leakage under the truck.

If the pump is low on fluid you want to put about half the amount in that you're going to need and then start the truck and turn the wheel slowly from stop to stop, each way- spend about ten seconds going from one stop to the other. This will allow any air in the system to be purged out in a controlled fashion, it can really spray if you get a big, compressed bubble of air in the system and release it quickly. Shut the truck off and top the steering pump up, check for leaks.

lp

Jan 05, 2011 | 2004 Ford F250

1 Answer

The power steering isn't working. The reservoir was empty and I added power steering fluid and it still very hard to steer


YOU HAVE A RUPTURE PRESSURE LINE IF YOU HAVE NO POWER STEERING FLUID IN THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR.LOCATE LEAK THEN BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM BY ADDING POWER STEERING TO RESERVOIR.DONT OVER FILL BY FULL COLD MARK ON POWER STEERING DIP STICK.ADD FLUID TO RESERVOIR WAIT A 2 MINUTES.CHECK FLUID LEVEL AGAIN.WHEN POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.START ENGINE LET IT RUN FOR 10 SECONDS.THEN TURN OFF ENGINE CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID ADD FLUID IF FLUID LEVEL DROPS. WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS.START ENGINE.NOW TURN STEERING WHEEL GENTLY FROM STOP TO STOP MEANING LEFT TO RIGHT DONT HOLD IN POSITION.LET THE STOP TO STOP BE QUICK.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID AFTER YOU HAVE TURN STEERING WHEEL ABOUT 7 STOP TO STOP.WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING YOU AT HOT MARK ON DIP STICK BLEEDING PROCESS COMPLETE.TURN OFF ENGINE LOWER VECHICLE BACK TO GROUND WAIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES CHECK YOUR FLUID LEVEL.IF FLUID LOOKS LIKE A TAN COLOR.YOUR POWER STEERING SYSTEM FULL OF AIR.TURN OFF VECHICLE LET VECHICLE SET A LONG WHILE TO AIR BUBBLES SETTLE DOWN LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING PUMP FRONT SEAL AND CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING LINES.

Dec 01, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Ford mondeo 1.8 td diesel, the problem is the power steering fluid is leaking, when i check it look like it was coming from the middle part of the radiator.how can i fix it and what parts do i need to get...


Have a look at the power steering fluid cooler it is just in front of the radiator behind the front bumper. The coolers corrode and leak. Also the seals can go, check for fluid leaking out of the boots at the track rods. Try this procedure :--- 1)Trace the source of the leak. Use a mirror on an extended handle to follow the puddle of fluid on your garage floor to the power steering system. Look on the hoses and gaskets to find from where the fluid could be leaking. 2) Add power steering stop leak additive to your power steering fluid. Lucas Power Steering Stop Additive is 100 percent guaranteed to stop seal leaks. In older cars, the seals shrink, causing leaks. The stop leak makes the seals swell to their original size. 3) Use gasket sealant if the gaskets are old and leaking. Sealant, such as Permatex, is resistant to engine fluids, and will help repair a leaky gasket. 4) Replace the gasket, if the gasket sealant does not work. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

May 19, 2010 | Ford LTD Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

No power steering, it stays real hard to turn the steering wheel


Check to see if your leaking any power steering fluid. If theres no fluid leak from your car then the problem is the power steering pump needs to be replaced. The job is not too hard, If you need some tips to replacing the pump just write me back.

Mar 07, 2010 | Suzuki XL7 Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

I keep losing power steering fluid from resvoir and when the fluid gets low a loud widing sound accurs. What should I do?


You must have a leak somewhere. The whinning noise is coming from the pump. They make that noise when they are out of fluid.

Are you seeing any puddles or oil drops on the ground under your car?

A power steering resevoir is't very large so it won't take very long or a very big leak to run it out of fluid.

There aren't that many parts to a power steering system either.

The leak would most likely becoming from a hose, a connection or from the power steering component cylinder or box.

Jul 07, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

I have a power steering leak in a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo..it only leaks (leaks the most) fluid when i drive it. What can it be?


First You need to find out where the leak is-coming from,it can only be one of the following power steering hose return and pressure hoses, power steering pump and reservoir and rack and pinion. For any of these leaks they are no quick fixes for thseproblembecuaseof the high pressure in the steering system. So any of the problem you will need to replace that component. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

Mar 03, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

804 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jaguar Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

SPEEDY CAR WORK SHOP...

Level 2 Expert

489 Answers

Are you a Jaguar Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...