Check the condition of your low pressure return hose. You may find that over the years the hose has begun to break down and is seeping the fluid through the hose. Do you have a fender well that is wet with steering fluid?
The return line on mine is held in place with small hose clamps, since it isn't a pressure line that is OK. I simply replaced the return line using 19/32 (I think??) crankcase ventilation line. Make sure the hose you use is rated for petroleum products, heater hose will not work
Handy little tip
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'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
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Last edited by MikeTangas; 08-14-2001 at 12:56 AM.