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post #1 of 3 Old 10-19-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking Power Steering Fluid

My truck has been steadily leaking p/s fluid. I put in about a bottle of fluid per every 500 miles I drive it. I've been putting this off for a while but 'm getting tired of having p/s fluid stains on my driveway....
Upon cursory inspection it looks as though it's leaking from around the base of the steering column. There's 2 metal hoses (p/s pressure line & return line maybe??) that come out of this area and it looks as though it's the wettest around them.
I don't think anything is wrong with the pump itself I think(I hope) I just have a leak. Is it possible the fittings of those 2 metal hoses have failed or something like that?

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-19-2008, 02:32 PM
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my 97 one time at band camp blew the pressure hose out of the pump theres only a small round ring holding it in there and i could not get it to stay in after i blew out hose cost about 75.00$
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-19-2008, 02:38 PM
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Most of the time it's hi pressure line or o-ring 20.00 - 30.00 at autozone, napa, ect,ect.

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