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Old 11-15-2018, 07:39 PM
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Ď72 250 power steering leak

My power steering is leaking where the high pressure hose connects to the pump. Iíve obviously tried tightening - not sure if I just have to keep tightening or not...

Would Teflon tape or something similar help stop the leak? Itís leaking from the threaded connection....

I also have what looks like a leak around the reservoir cap. I have replaced the seal thatís inside the cap but Iím still getting fluid accumulating on top of the cap! Kind of weird!

Any thoughts?

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Old 11-15-2018, 08:01 PM
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Symptoms of a clogged PS filter, it is in the bottom of the reservoir. Remove it and see if the leak at the cap stops, if it does the filter was clogged. I'm thinking the leak at the threads could be fluid from the cap running onto the threads, teflon tape should not be necessary there but could be used.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:10 PM
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The reservoir is not attached to the pump on my car - itís mounted a couple of feet away....

I will check on the filter - thanks!
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:11 PM
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The leak is very clearly coming from the hose connection to the pump...
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:35 PM
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I cannot picture that set-up, I don't know if it has a filter.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:55 PM
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It has a filter...reservoir looks pretty much the same, it's just separate from the pump. I'm really trying to figure out how to get this hose to stop leaking...
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:08 PM
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Try removing the fitting and looking closely for cracks, hopefully there are none. If no cracks are present try tightening, loosening and retightening the fitting several times to reform the seat. Teflon tape can be used it just isn't usually necessary.

Is the leak new?
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:26 PM
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I have removed the hose, retightened, etc...don't see any obvious reasons why its leaking...

Leak is not new....just started driving the car more here lately, but it's leaked for a long time...
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