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 Post subject: Leaky Power Steering Rack
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:19 am 
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Ride: NA Series II Fairlane Sportsman

Location: Surrey Downs
SA, Australia

My fairlane ran out of Power steering fluid the last night, and upon refilling it I looked for leaks. It is leaking from somewhere on the rack, have yet been unable to get under the car to have a look, although after a night sitting on the road it left a stain about the size of a CD.

Any ideas on where it might be leaking from? I am hoping it is just the switch leaking, and I might be able to fix it cheaply......



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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:09 am 
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Im not sure if its the same for your car, but they should be similar, but my power steering pump was leaking from the pitman arm or wahtever it was called that goes from the pump to the actual steering shaft.

What you acn do, pretty gruesome, but switch your car on, and then put the wheels full lock, and keep doing that from left to right, and get someone to watch exactly where it comes from... lock-to-lock provides alot of pressure on the steering system, and any leaks should be evident.





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