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 Post subject: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:50 pm 
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My EF Falcon V8 has started leaking power steering fluid quite badly, do the V8's have a switch ? if not how hard are the seals to replace ? i can't even see how to get it out with all the other stuff so close ???
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:34 pm 
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policepackfalcon wrote:
My EF Falcon V8 has started leaking power steering fluid quite badly, do the V8's have a switch ? if not how hard are the seals to replace ? i can't even see how to get it out with all the other stuff so close ???

need a snub nose puller to remove the pulley,the 3 bolts holding the pump on are behind it,seal kits are available.what do mean by switch?the high pressue fitting coming out of the pump can leak.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:42 pm 
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apparently the 6cyl has a rev regulator switch on the rack but not sure about the 8cyl ? and they are prone to leaking badly quickly which is what mine has done . If no switch then it definetly needs to have seals of HP hose replaced which is a bummer as the switch is an easier fix .
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:56 pm 
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policepackfalcon wrote:
apparently the 6cyl has a rev regulator switch on the rack but not sure about the 8cyl ? and they are prone to leaking badly quickly which is what mine has done . If no switch then it definetly needs to have seals of HP hose replaced which is a bummer as the switch is an easier fix .

the switch is speed sensitive steering on the 6s,my xr8 doesnt have it,the ltd also doesnt.but the racks can be fitted.check the rack end boots for fluid,blown seals and hoses.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:00 pm 
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will do thanks , think i need to get the pump out so i can see just where its coming from as there is so much other stuff around it i can't see jack ! looks like fun (not) ! oh well, more skinned knuckles me thinks ;-)
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:06 pm 
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policepackfalcon wrote:
will do thanks , think i need to get the pump out so i can see just where its coming from as there is so much other stuff around it i can't see jack ! looks like fun (not) ! oh well, more skinned knuckles me thinks ;-)

degrease it all,as it spreads every where.go for a drive and use a white rag to find it.the pump and the lines.the rack boots come off easy-and should be bone dry.no gloves yet from last time?one other thing,i noticed the return line at the back of the pump can split or work loose.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:18 pm 
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LOL no no gloves as yet , have been delegating ! your right about it going every where so i will need to degrease but its still really difficult to see behind the pump to see any fittings even with a torch ! everything is so darn close ! but can accertain it is low rather than high , it seems i may have got the long running problem solved tho ....possably fuel filter that i changed today ! but now goes like the devil since doing all that other stuff :-) even 2 mechanics and an auto sparky couldn't sort it out ! and now its only the pwr st pump stopping me .
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:32 pm 
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policepackfalcon wrote:
LOL no no gloves as yet , have been delegating ! your right about it going every where so i will need to degrease but its still really difficult to see behind the pump to see any fittings even with a torch ! everything is so darn close ! but can accertain it is low rather than high , it seems i may have got the long running problem solved tho ....possably fuel filter that i changed today ! but now goes like the devil since doing all that other stuff :-) even 2 mechanics and an auto sparky couldn't sort it out ! and now its only the pwr st pump stopping me .

the plastic at the back has a o ring seal,it might leak,the 2 hose fittings-back and side.the side is high pressure and runs down under the front of the motor and back to the rack.mirror and torch,use a rag to clean it,see if you find it.so it was a money pit to repair,ouch.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Yep ! too scared to add up reciepts . but on the bright side , i know my car a whole lot better now and it should'nt need too much doing to it for a long while or at least it should be pretty straight forward stuff just gen maintanance. Will have a better look tomorrow after doing Fathers day stuff with Hubby and Son , You have a happy Fathers day and thanks , will let you know how i get on .
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 Post subject: Re: EF Falcon V8 powersteering
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:41 pm 
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policepackfalcon wrote:
Yep ! too scared to add up reciepts . but on the bright side , i know my car a whole lot better now and it should'nt need too much doing to it for a long while or at least it should be pretty straight forward stuff just gen maintanance. Will have a better look tomorrow after doing Fathers day stuff with Hubby and Son , You have a happy Fathers day and thanks , will let you know how i get on .

enjoy the day

 

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