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Power Steering leaking.. ideas?

thekow

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I got my Car about 4 months ago and i notice about a month ago my resivour is leaking , i cant seem to work out where its leaking from ,
I reaplced hoses and still leaks , i think it may be the actual lid thats leaking , has anyone had thier lid leak and did you just replace the lid or the whole thing?
 

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More likely to be the pump or rack leaking. Very common.
 

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mines also leaking so im replacing the powersteering pump next week. I can't stand any oil leaks on my car :)
 

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there are 2 high pressure lines, make sure they are tight, mine was leaking One of the lines was just loose :)
 

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Just replaced my whole steering rack :( cost $450 installed, but that was the rack with varitronic. I hope you dont need to spend that much like me :(
 

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Power steering pump is so common, starting from the VN.
 

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Word of advice - replace the o-ring seal on the high pressure pipe coming out of the back of the pump. I overhauled the pump myself and it was a total success although in hindsite my problem would have been solved by replacing a 10 cent o-ring. Undo the pipe and you will find the seal on the end of the pipe.

Do not try overtightening the nut if it already feels tight. The o-ring dries and shrinks and needs replacing. Be sure to have a bottle of fluid to top it up once the seal is replaced.:thumbsup:
 

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Many have had pump leaks and get a changeover for $250 bucks fitted but little do they know a kit is available from Holden for $15
 

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thekow, I noticed mine was leaking a week ago and discovered I had a split line.

I replaced the line and washed it down but it still leaks. I took it off and plugged up the holes and it still leaks. but the reservior is only moist from the seam down so I figure it is leaking through the reservior.. I am going to replace the reserviour and see how I go.
 

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Slick6 said:
thekow, I noticed mine was leaking a week ago and discovered I had a split line.

I replaced the line and washed it down but it still leaks. I took it off and plugged up the holes and it still leaks. but the reservior is only moist from the seam down so I figure it is leaking through the reservior.. I am going to replace the reserviour and see how I go.
Now that you mention it again I remember my resevoir was leaking from the seam. It was not very expensive to replace, under $30 I think.
 
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