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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:18 pm 
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teeroy wrote:
hey guys, as it says, my power steering is leaking, fairly wuickly to, filled yesterday, half full now.
was just wondering, where are the most common leaks sprouting from?
i'd give photo's but it's too dark for my trusty nokia's flash.
and worse cse scenerio, how much should i be looking at for a whole new pump, and is fitting a DIY or..?
much appreciated.



could be from the pressure hose connecting into the pump, apparently the cir-clip goes on them. mine was leaking and found out that it was leaking from where the cover or the two parts where they come together. when the car is on the pump wheel turns creating pressure and thats why it leaks fluid. only way to see is to take it off.
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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:45 pm 
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ok, did this job today

self induced leak really

pump was dripping. had another pump and swapped them over but disturbed the hose which then leaked down behind the alternator (not on it) and onto the K frame. the pump leak is the one which drips into the alternator

Was considering Pirtek or Enzed, call Ford...in the end found falconparts.com.au

overnight to my door for $52.50 (QLD)

1st image is the genuine hose (non servicable)

2nd image is the new hose (servicable)

job done, not much f.....g about

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:00 am 
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yeah i'm pretty sure it's the high pressure hose as i rubbed my finger under it and had a drop, not a smear, a drop of oil on my finger.
gonna replace it, although distributor is now my number one priority. for today anyway.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:26 am 
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Mine aint leaking but its moaning like a mo fo just topped up the fluid but the old stuff is looking pritty poo could old skody fluid be the problem??
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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:34 am 
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hazzid wrote:
Mine aint leaking but its moaning like a mo fo just topped up the fluid but the old stuff is looking pritty poo could old skody fluid be the problem??


Best to empty it and put in new fluid. Fastest way, but messy way if you're on your own, is to unplug the return line, get a glass jar (at least 500mL) and pump the whole fluid into the jar. Let the jar settle and see if there are any foreign objects in there. If there are one of the lines might be dying/breaking down putting crap into the pump system (even though the pump has a filter, at some point will block). Best to do it with another person...so one person starts the car while the other holds and watches the jar/pump...stop the engine as soon as the pump is empty...should only take like 2 - 3 secs.

Also moaning can be the cause of air in the system or pump is under load. So if it's moaning when steering while sort of stationary (parking or something) that is pretty normal. If it's moaning regardless of RPM, I think the pump may be on it's way out...

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:43 am 
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cheers dude!
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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 12:22 pm 
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hazzid wrote:
cheers dude!


don't quote me though...might want to get it checked out just in case. Steering a car without power steering working is a b**ch.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 1:02 pm 
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True that had an old work van wif no P/S and it sux big time!!
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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 2:49 pm 
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i found my EF was leaking PS fluid somewhere, checked all fittings and hoses. finally found it to be coming out of the power steering pressure sensor. i took the plug out and it was full of oil.
so theres another spot to check!
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 Post subject: Re: EL fairmont power steering leaking, where from?
Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 4:14 pm 
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sweet will check that out!
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