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Old 07-22-2010, 07:32 PM
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Power Steering Leak

Hello all i have an f-250 FX4 with a power steering leak, it seems to be somewhere under the master cylinder, i cant seem to find the leak though, i used some stop leak **** seemed to work for a month or so then started to leak again so im thinking maybe an o-ring or something.
does anyone know if there is a common place that these leak? Other than the leek it drives and steers fine, im just tired of buying tranny fluid.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:32 PM
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So i have found out where my leak is it is the hose that connects to the master cylinder for the hydra boost. Gonna replace that this week. So do i just pop this hose off and replace it or is there a special way you know flushing draining etc.

and i also found this nut with a big washer and rubber absorber thing in the engine bay, i dont think it fell off anything but maybe it was left in there when the leveling kit was installed or something pics below. zippo for size ref.

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anybody bump
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looks like a shock nut/bushing to me.
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that's what i thought but i checked my shocks and they were good, maybe left over from when the leveling kit was thrown on
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So i have found out where my leak is it is the hose that connects to the master cylinder for the hydra boost. Gonna replace that this week. So do i just pop this hose off and replace it or is there a special way you know flushing draining etc.

and i also found this nut with a big washer and rubber absorber thing in the engine bay, i dont think it fell off anything but maybe it was left in there when the leveling kit was installed or something pics below. zippo for size ref.

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Definitely looks like a shock bushing. Could have gotten dropped when installing the leveling kit. As long as both your front shocks have one on them I wouldnt worry about it.

As for replacing the hose you can just unscrew the hose, make sure you have a drain pan underneath to catch the fluid. Then install the new hose. You probably wont loose all the fluid since the hydroboost is up higher than the steering box. After the new hose is in just top up the power steering reservoir. Then start the truck and turn the steering lock to lock a few times and recheck the fluid. It will go down as the air in the system is purged out. Turning the steering lock to lock will help purge the air out.

Or if the fluid in your steering system smells burnt or is a dark color you could flush the system. I am not sure of the recommended way to flush the system though as I have never done it.

Also where is the line leaking from? Did you make sure the line isnt just loose? I would hate to see you buy a new line if the only problem is the line has come loose.
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Power Steering

It's good that you already found the leak which connects to your master cylinder and hyrda boost. All you need know is to replace your rubber absorber or your shock absorber.

Last edited by reinaldo; 10-21-2010 at 07:35 PM.
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