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Power Steering Problems

VE Cruisin

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Newbie here, looking for help with my power steering. Recently bought an ex-police VE, my neighbour helped me restore it to factory but then he did a choice burnout in it, the PS shat itself, and now hes too busy to fix it. I've read plenty of similar threads but I'm still not certain enough of the problem to buy a new pump.
Symptoms are:

- No PS assist below 1,000rpm
-Whole undertray is wet with fluid over approx. 3 weeks of leaking fluid.
-Leak appears to be either the intake hose from the pump to the rack or from behind the pump. Have checked and tightened intake hose from reservoir to pump to no effect.
- Leak is definitely from passenger side, and from above the rack. The hose feeding from the pump to the rack is very wet where the steel piping connects to the rubber hose. Back of PS pump is also very wet.
- The PS pulley isnt wet, nor is there fluid behind it
- Belt is tight, and isnt wet
- Raising car and turning lock to lock has no effect at all.

If anyone can tell me for certain whether I need a new pump or not, would greatly appreciate it. Not enough of a mechanic to be able to tell myself, cheers
 
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Expensive 5 minute bit of fame, with no fortune !
Rule 1 : Never let someone else drive your car
Rule 2: Stock cars are not meant for Burnouts, hence your end result,
Best to Degrease the whole underside, sounds like a hose/s has failed also,
Replace Pump, Hoses and may have to replace the RACK,
as its not worth fixing the RACK by the sounds of it.
 
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Cheers Krusing, will replace the pump and an O ring tonight and see how it goes
 

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Cheers Krusing, will replace the pump and an O ring tonight and see how it goes
That would of been my first option, Pump and o'ring/s.
How it fixes the issue, cheers.
 

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Some friends do stupid stuff!
I'd do the pump and hoses to start with. Sounds like the pump and hoses have overheated and shat themselves. If the rubber boots on both ends of the rack are wet and oily you need a new rack too.
 
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