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I have two major leaks in my power steering system. I had someone put some fluid in and didn't think to look under the truck first so I'm not sure when the leak started. I got in the truck and started it up and began move the wheel around to see if the fluid helped the problem then it went stiff again. I then shut it off and went and looked, it had two major piles of fluid and was still dripping a little bit. What is leaking?

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  • ajustspirit Sep 16, 2009

    Thanks for the replies, i have found the leak it is in a small clearish hose on the side of the resevior. It is not coming from either of the 2 large black hoses. I'm wondering if I can just use some electrical tape of it?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Look right above where you see the puddle of fluid, what do you see?

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Pump, pressure hose, return line, or steering gear. I would have to see it to tell you for sure. The best thing to do is clean it up real good with a de-greaser- like simple green. I would then refill with ps fluid and while someone else starts the vehicle and turns the wheel, use a flashlight and look for leak.

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the help. I have found the leak it is in a small clearish hose on the side of the resevior. It's not coming from the large black hoses."

  • golfdude338 Sep 18, 2009

    Just replace the hose, it's not that big of deal to do. If the hose just has clamps on it' go down to the parts store and get some ps return line, and no it doesn't have to be clear. If it has fittings, you may need to replace with O.E., but if you take with you to parts store I'am sure that they can come up with a way to fix it. The tape just wont hold up to the fluid.

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