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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:27 pm 
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i noticed my power steering fluid is droping on my alternator , is this commen??, pretty stupid that the alternator is positioned right under the power steering oil .

How much is it to replace the leaking power steering thingy?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:29 pm 
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its common if theres a leak anyway.
Depending on what it is will determine the price. It could be a split high pressure hose, or a bad connection between the high pressure hose and the power steering pump, or a broken power steering pump.
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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:31 pm 
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its common if theres a leak anyway.
Depending on what it is will determine the price. It could be a split high pressure hose, or a bad connection between the high pressure hose and the power steering pump, or a broken power steering pump.


yer but i got a new alternator put in just last week , and now i know what to blame, the oil was leaking into the alternator , and is now doing the same thing to my new alternator.. blardy.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:42 pm 
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i went though 3 alternators in the ea before we found that the power steering pump was leaking straight into it

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:15 pm 
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how could you not know the power steering was leaking..

3 alternator's,, :shock:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:20 pm 
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we didnt know it was leaking at the pump ....we knew it was leaking at the rack on full lock

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:47 pm 
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yeah ok,,but i still can't figure out how you could not notice red fluid on the alternator

i noticed my leaking pump before it ever buggered up the alternator,,and i still have the same alternator..

were the buggered ones opened up and the results told to you,,trust me you could not but of noticed fluid leaking over the altermator..unless the top of your altenator was covered by something else

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:58 pm 
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i never got told by the auto electrican what the cause was But they did replace without charge the second time .... then the last time i took it somewhere else and they told what was causing the problem ...fixed the power pump problem as well :D
never had a problem after that

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:24 pm 
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just weird you never noticed it thats all

did you find the leak or someone else

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:11 pm 
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I just dont know of any other car that the alternator sits right under the power steering fluid, or are many cars like this??

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:32 pm 
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Mine does the same thing, and has done for about 2years now. I've not got around to fixing the problem, but believe its the connecting to the reservoir that is leaking. My alternator is covered in fluid and still cranks out full charge all the time. Mind you its a bit happier when I give it a clean, but otherwise has had no ill affects.

I only just have to top the reservoir up once a month or so. 1L bottle lasts a long long time. Dont loose any sleep over it...

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:41 am 
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Mine does the same thing, and has done for about 2years now. I've not got around to fixing the problem, but believe its the connecting to the reservoir that is leaking. My alternator is covered in fluid and still cranks out full charge all the time. Mind you its a bit happier when I give it a clean, but otherwise has had no ill affects.

I only just have to top the reservoir up once a month or so. 1L bottle lasts a long long time. Dont loose any sleep over it...


yerp you hit the nail on the head brother. But still i can see the massive oil driping on the ground outside in my driveway, a big black round ball of power steering oil , so i should just get it fixed i think/

 

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you'll find they leak from the front seal. An exchange pump (reco) is only about $130-150. They take about 20 minutes to change. No big deal.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:05 pm 
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you'll find they leak from the front seal. An exchange pump (reco) is only about $130-150. They take about 20 minutes to change. No big deal.


thats where mine was leaking from,,and mine cost $150 exchange

took a while to get the old one off as the bolts were siezed,, hy carumbah

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:57 pm 
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Mine had a leak and it killed my overtime, i then got a reseal kit for the pump and fixed it,
got it pretty cheap as it was employee price

 

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