Problem is im leaking power steering fluid horribly. I have looked and looked and looked to figure out where it might be coming from but I keep coming back to the same location \/ What i dont understand is why it would be leaking power steering fluid from the transmission. Am i missing something?
I am about to just say screw it and yank it all out and say forget power steering but i figured id see what you guys had to say first.
Sorry for the bad pic, very difficult to get under neath the prelude.
alright so cleaned the engine with degreaser and pressure wash both top and bottom. Waited until it was mostly dry and took a look. top side everything was dry not even left over water, no leak. bottoms side, jacked the car up and took a better picture of what im looking at and can cofirm this is indeed where the leak is coming from.
How is this happening!!!? I do not understand, powersteering is the only fluid that is disappearing, all other fluids stay the same.
If you ***** the boots covering the rack ends and fluid leaks out this means that the actual rack itself is leaking and you will likely need to get a remand rack.
The fluid leak at the transmission where the intermediate shaft enters is independent of your power steering fluid leak. You need to address both fluid leaks. I would trace the power steering lines going to/from the VSS to see if there is a leak somewhere else that is causing power steering fluid to leak down and drip from the transmission housing.
Hello again honda-tech. I have been in North Dakota for the past couple years and the poor girl has been sitting in garage collecting dust this whole time but a little update she is still having leaking problems.. I did replace the rack and it seems to of subsided a little bit but it's still disappearing from somewhere. When I get back I will be doing differential seal which seems to have never ending amount of transmission fluid. (Took the filler bolt out to add fluid and it started coming out so just put the bolt back on.) Then clean it up again and add UV dye to the fluid to help track it down.
Once on mine the actual shaft seal for the VSS started leaking. My PS fluid would disappear, but I could never find where it went. It wasn't until i dumped almost a gallon of PS fluid into my PS system that it started puking out the vent on top of the transmission. It can leak directly into the transmission. You may just have a leaky axle seal as well, so it's leaking out of there.
If there is no other leak from the power steering system, and you keep adding fluid to it, and the tranny is over-full, well that makes sense.
So try swapping out to a different Vss, and see if the PS leak stops.
Drain the tranny, do the axle seal, and then re-fill and see how it goes.
Might want to do a second flush of good fluid in there, just to make sure the PS fluid mixing with trans fluid has not done damage to syncros.
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