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post #1 of 7 Old 03-09-2009, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Powersteering Fluid

So I have had a leak for a while and I think I have found the probem. Looks to be my power steering fluid. The leak is coming from the line underneath the engine coolant reservoir and brake fluid reservoir area. I checked the quantity of fluid and it is damn near empty. The dipstick doesnt even make contact with any.

Any recommendations for powersteering fluid and how much?

Also, what could be the reasoning for the leak? I am thinking maybe the nut on the line is loose but how? For a second I thought it could be the brake line because it is in the area of brake line fluid and it also felt funny last time I drove. But it was both steering and braking. HELP! The leaking fluid is an orangish color


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use mercon atf, check it with dipstick, i do not have capacaty spec. The best way to find the leak is to clean all the oil and recheck for wet oily spots. Yes low powersteering fluid will affect your brake assist because it is a hydroboost system.

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I am having the same problem-I need to clean everything up because it's just an oily mess right now so I can determine where the leak is coming from. I have heard that there is nothing more than a big o ring that holds the atf fluid in the reservoir, and over time the reservoir loosens from all the vibrations and starts to leak. I assume you can just replace the o ring if you determine that's the cause. Let me know, because I'm in the same boat!

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Well problem looks to be solved...at least it looks like it. It was very loose. Tightened her up and back to work. Hopefully it stays that way, otherwise i need to just buy the entire unit/line. Its $30 or so but only needed if the o ring is actually damaged


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I just realized that this is in the 6.0 forum-is the power steering pump any different on my 7.3? What did you need to tighten? I can't really see how everything is attached in there-kind of close quarters. I'm degreasing everything right now so I can see where it's leaking.

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check your lines out of the reservoir. Mine was just loose so I need only to retighten. IF that is not enough, you might need to replace the o-ring, which I was told required the entire line being replaced. Yea it is a tight squeeze. It helped to move the engine coolant reservoir to the side. Could get a little messy


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It ended up being the o ring-hopefully no more drips now!

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