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Old 10 Dec 2018, 01:22 pm
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Default Power Steering Leak

Got a pretty bad leak from PS. It seems to be coming out of the pump, but I want to make sure that I'm not missing anything else to try before I in there and replace it.

Also, any tips about the replacement procedure are welcome!
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Old 10 Dec 2018, 01:36 pm
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak

Lift it up and pull the splash shield so you can see the bottom of the pump. It's possible it is only the pressure hose.

When I replaced the pump on my 01, I pulled the bumper and right headlight for easier access.


This is showing the tools I was using to loosen the nut on the pressure hose.


Cut this line wrench to make it short enough to fit in the space.

Overall, not a terrible job. IMO
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Old 12 Dec 2018, 12:51 pm
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You can pull the wheel ,slash shield..
Tensioner pulley to access the hose fitting...
With a crows foot and wobble extension
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Old 13 Dec 2018, 02:14 pm
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak

I noticed this morning that it was overflowing frothy PSF from the reservoir... does that indicate anything to you guys?

Thank you for tips.
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Old 13 Dec 2018, 03:38 pm
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Getting air..
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Old 15 Dec 2018, 11:48 am
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So basically, there's a leak somewhere... and that we already knew
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Old 15 Dec 2018, 08:00 pm
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I would try tighten up the line on the bottom of pump..
I just replaced the high pressure hose on mine..
And replaced the power steering fluid with
ATF+4..
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