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Holden V8 SS Ute

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Hi everyone.

I got a power steering leak somewhere on 5litre holden commodore, I think it may be the pump just getting everyones opinion on what seal etc could go. Could it be the pump loose nut? Or maybe even the rack itself, Information much appreciated thanks:)
 

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mine was leaking , its 20 years old after all lol

run a bottle of that nulon stop leak ... it stoped mine leaking and has been good for 6months since put it thru.

get some degreaser and clean the area up ... go for a drive and then pull over and shine torch on driver side and look up where the 2 hoses join the rack ... sometimes they leak because clamps need replacing or tightening. also there is a pressure hose that can crack and leak as well ...

just try the bottle of nulon power steering stop leak and dont overfill the power steering box as it can stuff up the pump..see if leak stops few weeks later .. if not get under and see if its from the hoses ..
 

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The best thing to do is to clean around the pump, hoses and rack. Then check it again acouple days later.
 

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vp 3.8 with gas new project vn s1 guted strip only
i just replaced mine the rear seal on the back of the pump let go so it was dripping down onto the pipes and back to the rack and beyond
 

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possibly the seal on the high pressure line going from pump to rack. There would be an O ring on each end of the line that cost about $1 each. The hard part is getting the nut undone.
 

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i had a leak in my buick v6.. turned out to just be a loose nut where the rubber hose connected to the little metal pipe bit. it may be that??? have a look for the leaked fluid in the bay and it should help you find the problem?
 

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hi guys.

Yeah had a look around checked out the whole rack etc.

Finally found a loose bloody hose line clamp that connects to the pump. So tightened it hopefully it goes away. We will see. And yes its 20 years old so held up ok. I think i face a problem with the pump now as it hardly is (power steering) feels like natural olden days steering cheers guys.
 

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common problem is for the big 'O' ring seal in the pump to become brittle and leak. if you find its leaking out the pump, ive got some pictures of mine when i replaced all the seals in it if you need :). new seal kit is like 50 bucks from holden new.
Yeh dude it wouldnt be a bad idea if u got time to send the pics across. Just incase mine is still leaking I will replace seals just PM me the pics when ya free cheers.
 
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