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 Post subject: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Looks like i have a power steering leak. Ive cleaned up the rack and looks like one of the thin metal pipes has a small hole in it. The clutch cable has been rubbing against it. What are these pipes called??? There are two thin metal lines that connect to the main rack and then near where column attaches.

Anything else i should look out for??
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Should add. its an Au2/3 XR8 ute.
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Thanks Ash

So busy with work i need the ute on the road! PITA!! Done a search and it seems the pressure switch is a problem but buggered if i could find a switch!!
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Pic of damaged pipe.

Thanks mate will go and have a look

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Whats it called? Low pressure return??
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Had another look and cant see anything that resembles a pressure switch. Im assuming the V8s have them??
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:37 pm 
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ro88bo wrote:
Looks like i have a power steering leak. Ive cleaned up the rack and looks like one of the thin metal pipes has a small hole in it. The clutch cable has been rubbing against it. What are these pipes called??? There are two thin metal lines that connect to the main rack and then near where column attaches. Anything else i should look out for??
The pipes are pressure/return for the rack piston, depending on where the piston is. From the pic, it looks like a std O ring fitting - they're not flared are they ??? Fit new O rings, make sure the old ones are not left in the rack housing.
Check the clutch cable, and make sure it's not chafed through to the inner cable - cable tie it to help it maintain position.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:12 am 
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My old bus is pissing steering fluid all over the place. I think Its the high pressure hose?

I have replaced the o-rings on the pump fittings which helped a while ago but now there is so much fluid on everything it's hard to pin point the source. I will find out when I do the head soon...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:18 pm 
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e series v8 dont have a switch. i assume au wouldnt either
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 Post subject: Re: Power steering leak
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:22 pm 
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jaysway wrote:
e series v8 dont have a switch. i assume au wouldnt either



Not that i can see! Looks like leak is fixed for now with new pipe installed.
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