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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Okm. I have a eb falcon. And I want to change the powerstearing fluid cos I don't think it has been done in a while.
Any chance of a step by step.

Also im getting small ammounts of coolant on my cat and surroundings. Not a lot. Almost like its only squirting out at a certain pressure. Any ideas?
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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:13 am 
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Coolant, I'd change the overflow bottle cap first and see if that solves the issue, over time they break down and fail putting some coolant in pretty interesting spots.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:25 am 
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The bottles tend to fatigue where the hose that connects them to the radiator goes, and start to leak there. Whatever you do, keep the factory hose clamp on the bottom of the bottle so you can't over tighten the hose clamp.....

Power steering fluid change isn't too hard, just warm the power steering up, put a drip tray under the car, and with the engine off, remove the low pressure p/s hose & drain into a bucket or container. Reconnect hose, refill the p/s pump, leave cap off & start the car. Work steering back & forth between full lock either side couple of times, but DON'T hold it on full lock. This will bleed air out of the system & cycle the fluid. If you really want you could repeat the process again as there will always be some fluid in the rack.

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Looks like the coolant is leaking off the head down to the transmission. Is this possible?

And thanks. Seems the power stearing only decided to f**k up for one day. So ill change that later on.
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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:19 pm 
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Looks like the coolant is leaking off the head down to the transmission. Is this possible?

And thanks. Seems the power stearing only decided to f**k up for one day. So ill change that later on.


I'm not sure if there is a welsh plug in the head or not, if not, it's probably leaking from the back of the head gaskit.

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