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post #1 of 25 Old 10-01-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Leak from powersteering gear box

So I noticed today that I am leaking a decent amount of
PS fluid and I'm almost positive that it is from the line that goes to the top of my gear box. I haven't had time to do a detailed look and I probably won't tomorrow with the schedule I have. BUT it could also be from the seal where the pitman arm connects because that it where it drips. Not sure if it's from top or bottom. Any insight? I'm mainly asking to see if there's any common issues with either of those spots for leaks.

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Spray it down with break cleaner. That should allow you to see better where its coming from.

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atf is leaking out right. check the lines first and see if they are leaking.
cause if their is power steering fluid in there, you need to get it out.

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cause if their is power steering fluid in there, you need to get it out.


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So I should have been running atf in there?

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Yes ATF not power steering fluid.

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Oops. Will it screw anything up using ps fluid?

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Yes. It will. Especially if you've had it in there awhile. It will tear up the seals and its not good on the pump gears. That's probably why your leaking fluid. You may only have to replace an O-ring if its the pressure line on top of the gearbox.

Do a flush ASAP. There is a very good YouTube video.
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Yes. It will. Especially if you've had it in there awhile. It will tear up the seals and its not good on the pump gears. That's probably why your leaking fluid. You may only have to replace an O-ring if its the pressure line on top of the gearbox.

Do a flush ASAP. There is a very good YouTube video.
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Wow crap ok I'm glad I posted this. The ps fluid has only been in there a few weeks maybe a month. I'll do a flush ASAP thanks for the tip

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no problem

ive definitely made my share of mistakes.

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You might end up needing a gearbox if it's already leaking. It's not easy but not that hard to change that gearbox out. Hardest part is getting the pitman arm off. Post back if you need help with that.

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