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 Post subject: Power steering leak help
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:00 pm 
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How do I fix a leaking power steering pump ? It's leaking from the front of the pulley not the back hoses thanks Ita second hand cost me 60buckd anyway to fix it at all? Thx
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:05 pm 
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well if its the pump that's leaking chuck a new one in it. happened in my ba last year took about 30mins to change
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:14 pm 
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AussieXR6Grunt wrote:
How do I fix a leaking power steering pump ? It's leaking from the front of the pulley not the back hoses thanks Ita second hand cost me 60buckd anyway to fix it at all? Thx


only way to fix it properly is to pull the pulley off and replace the seal. Quick fix, I'd say smear a good dose of silicone <--- dodgy mechanic at it's best.

My power steering pump leaks from the back, even after replacing the o ring twice, I decided to use gasket maker. Hasn't leaked for 2 years...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Yer I've thought of smearing stuff around it lol ..just dunno what to use ..CBf buyin a new one 120$ or second hand 60$ with hance of doing this again ..
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:10 pm 
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How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:18 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.

I was gunna smear it on the outside of the pump.. I can see it drip a little bit onto the hose .. Not much dripping but still enough to drain the pump dry over a few days
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Draining 800ml of fluid in a few days isn't much of a drip????????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Buy a new one and forget about it
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:59 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Depends where it is leaking. Could be leaking on the casing end and not the rotating shaft...but more than likely, shaft.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:29 pm 
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phongus wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Depends where it is leaking. Could be leaking on the casing end and not the rotating shaft...but more than likely, shaft.

leaking from the case by the looks of it..Gunna pull it off over the weekend and smear it with gasket glue lol :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:47 pm 
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AussieXR6Grunt wrote:
phongus wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Depends where it is leaking. Could be leaking on the casing end and not the rotating shaft...but more than likely, shaft.

leaking from the case by the looks of it..Gunna pull it off over the weekend and replace it so I don't have to do it again :lol:

Good idea
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:50 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Yeah, just rebuild it, do it properly and it will stop it from giving you grief later on. You don't want it to kill your alternator by leaking oil all over it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Benno The Viking wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Yeah, just rebuild it, do it properly and it will stop it from giving you grief later on. You don't want it to kill your alternator by leaking oil all over it.

Already done that with the old one lol... Lucky it's hitting the hose and not going directly into the alternator since its leaking from the front bottom..second hand s**t lol not spending anymore money on this car ..
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:24 pm 
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AussieXR6Grunt wrote:
Benno The Viking wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
How do you smear sealer on a rotating shaft and expect to achieve anything?

Reseal kit are less then $20, strip it down and replace all the seals.
There are walk throughs on youtube.


Yeah, just rebuild it, do it properly and it will stop it from giving you grief later on. You don't want it to kill your alternator by leaking oil all over it.

Already done that with the old one lol... Lucky it's hitting the hose and not going directly into the alternator since its leaking from the front bottom..second hand s**t lol not spending anymore money on this car ..


Ah, fair enough. I asked the auto sparky that fixed my alternator and he said some people rigged up a tin/plastic guard to stop it throwing oil straight onto the alternator, perhaps you could do that as a cheap alternative?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak help
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:00 pm 
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