Hallo Fiat-heads. I'm going crazy over a problem I keep having with Fiat
Tipo power steering pipe leaking fluid which then drips onto hot exhaust
and smokes like hell. The pipe is the one leading from the power steering
pump down to the main pipe union on the steering rack. This pipe is part
metal and part flexible (some kind of black woven nylon I think) and part of
it is surrounded by a flexible foil wrapper (which seems to disintegrate
pretty easily about halfway down). This is about the fourth time it
happened. I have "fixed" it before by replacing the pipe with one from the
scrapyard (I know I'm cheapskate but it cost £10 instead of £100). I just
don't understand why the problem keeps recurring. Does anyone know of this
problem? Is it a common one? Any ideas? If someone doesn't suggest something
good I'm gonna cry.
Thanks for reading this!
I know the one you mean, strange mine is the original and I've done 110,000
miles, are you lining it up with the other connection as far as possible,
Make sure it is NOT near the brake and clutch pipes on the bulkhead,,,are
your engine mounts ok, look and see what movement there is when you rev up
or shake the engine by hand, could you tell us where,,,or what part fails
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