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Old 11-04-2009, 11:56 AM
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Leaking Power Steering Fluid

Hi Everyone. I am leaking power steering fluid out of the connection where the high pressure line attaches to the power steering pump. Is there some sort of o-ring or seal that goes in there that may have gone bad? I've been dropping power steering fluid for a few days now, but was only able to identify the location of the leak today when I popped the hood at the gas station and the fluid was welled up on the connection. If there isn't an o-ring, maybe I just have to replace the line? If you are in the know, please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:02 PM
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There is no o-ring. It's a metal on metal seal. Wipe it down really well and see if the connection to the pump is leaking or if it is leaking where the hose is crimped onto the metal end. Often the crimp starts to leak. If it's the connection at the pump, try tightening it a bit, or take it off and make sure there is no damage to either side. If it's the crimp connection you'll need a new hose. Any hydraulic shop or hose and fitting shop should be able make you a new one. You can also by OEM replacements.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'll check it out tonight when I get home.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:33 PM
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Have you tried tightening it yet? Are you sure that it is leaking between the fitting and the pump as opposed to the hose connection to the fitting?
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