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Power Steering Leak

Old 07-31-2018, 10:39 PM
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I've noticed some leaks from my power steering reservoir/pump?, it seems to drip more when the car is parked on an incline. After a few weeks it is noticably low and the PS reservoir has some bubbles when I check the fluid level while the engines warm.
One of the hoses connected to the reservoir looks wet with oil, anyone else experience this problem? Thanks
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:22 AM
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Inlet (suction) O-rings tend to go bad and leak. I bet this is your issue. Replace O-ring.
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ya there are 2 orings that sometimes go bad early, one for the high pressure hose at the pump, and one for the joint at the pump
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I believe it was the o-rings, thank you. Not sure if I got the wrong ones but it didn't quite seal so I used two and then sealed it with some silicone gasket stuff. Also does anyone notice when starting their car the idle will lower a bit, then find a steady place? I read somewhere here it may be related to the power steering.
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