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 Post subject: Power Steering Leak (from somewhere!)
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 10:29 pm 
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I have a power steering leak (Ford Falcon AU) but I can't locate where the leak is.

I tightened the nut (see photo below - circled in red)

After I tightened the nut, the leak dissapeared - but the leak came back after a few days.

Help! where could this leak be coming from and how to fix it?

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 Post subject: Re: Power Steering Leak (from somewhere!)
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:11 pm 
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At a guess, it's probably the shaft seal in the front of the pump housing. I think you can buy overhaul kits for them. Are all the hose fittings tight?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power Steering Leak (from somewhere!)
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:15 pm 
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yes tight hoses

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power Steering Leak (from somewhere!)
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:17 pm 
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They don't have a nut on the shaft, the pulley is press fitted.
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 Post subject: Re: Power Steering Leak (from somewhere!)
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:53 pm 
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The problem is the fluid is leaking out from that nut and then onto another component underneath the tank.

Not sure what the component is but it's got metal windings inside it which are exposed.

 

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:49 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
Not sure what the component is but it's got metal windings inside it which are exposed.

That would be the Alternator. I wouldnt know for sure where the leak is from or how to go about it, but its best you get it fixed asap, before the leak gets into the alternator and stuffs it

 

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Is the alternator part of the Power steering system?

Or another system

 

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:58 pm 
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Have a look at these photos:

The power steering system leak is dripping onto the alternator (circled in red)

You can also just see the leak on the floor!

Help!

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Standard, high preshure power steering line conector, it's almost imposible to remove the line from the conector and replace the fitting you'l need to replace the line + conector and make shure you put oil on the "o" ring before you fit it

 

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:17 pm 
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brad17djr wrote:
Standard, high preshure power steering line conector, it's almost imposible to remove the line from the conector and replace the fitting you'l need to replace the line + conector and make shure you put oil on the "o" ring before you fit it


So are you suggesting I replace both the line and connector?

 

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:22 pm 
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yep cause it's almost impossible to get the conector of the line only if ur good with a angle grinder, your lucky tho that its a 6 there easy to replace not like the Ts Te50 lines there not cheap tho

 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:57 am 
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This leak usually happens after driving for a while and turning the engine off. A small leak of 1 drop every couple of seconds may be evident coming from the bottom of that union fitting were talking about.

That's what happened to me. I actually got it replaced and the replacement fitting was faulty from new so I had that problem a 2nd time in as many days. Fcuk I was angry. I had completely degreased the engine bay after the initial one was replaced. All for fcuken nought!
And that is what my car is all about. It has been busting my balls since the day I bought it. EVERYTHING, is a drama, and most things that are replaced don't work the first time and I need to do the same work all over again the next day.
It's the biggest time waster in my life. And it's not as if I don't show it love, it's an a***hole to me. We might as well get married, but it can't give me kids, let alone drive normally....
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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:22 am 
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Kit wrote:
This leak usually happens after driving for a while and turning the engine off. A small leak of 1 drop every couple of seconds may be evident coming from the bottom of that union fitting were talking about.

That's what happened to me. I actually got it replaced and the replacement fitting was faulty from new so I had that problem a 2nd time in as many days. Fcuk I was angry. I had completely degreased the engine bay after the initial one was replaced. All for fcuken nought!
And that is what my car is all about. It has been busting my balls since the day I bought it. EVERYTHING, is a drama, and most things that are replaced don't work the first time and I need to do the same work all over again the next day.
It's the biggest time waster in my life. And it's not as if I don't show it love, it's an a***hole to me. We might as well get married, but it can't give me kids, let alone drive normally....


How much did it cost you each time?

 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Hiteck in Wangara did mine. $70.00 for the part. Second time was a warranty job so, free. Seems ok now.
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brad17djr wrote:
yep cause it's almost impossible to get the conector of the line only if ur good with a angle grinder, your lucky tho that its a 6 there easy to replace not like the Ts Te50 lines there not cheap tho

im in the same boat with my ef v8s--but i cant buy the lines,only the snap over nuts and have to grind the lines,bought a spare to change over and practice on.

 

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