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My 1998 Lexus GS 400 alternator went out. Dealer says it is from leaking from both the Cam Seal & the Power Steering pump. How likely is it that both seals need fixing?

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  • bbell33 Aug 21, 2010

    Can an alternator fail due to other fluids leaking from above, like power steering or fluid or oil?

  • bbell33 Aug 21, 2010

    Bingo... oil doesn't conduct electricity!

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Having not seen it it's hard to say be that as it may they do start to fail from age. examine the engine for oil leaks. and perhaps let me know the colour of the fluids that are leaking. you can buy an additive that basically "swells" the rubber seal for the power steering and that often works. if you are planning on trading in the car soon this may be an alternative to the one repair.

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Aug 21, 2010

    oil doesn't conduct electricity but that said it can still cause problems. i don't build cars but i wouldn't place the alternator in such a way that anything can leak on it. but i've shaken my head over some "engineering" that the carmakers have done over the years.



    robert

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