I've had the car sitting for a few months now and when I moved it
yesterday I noticed a small puddle on the floor underneath the steering
rack. When I pulled it out of the garage and turned the steering wheel
a bit I found a huge puddle on the driveway, where I first turned the
wheel. I suppose I had a small leak and one of the hoses shit the bed
when I put the p/s under load. Assuming the a hose failed from
non-use. Now the car has no power steering.
I never worked on p/s before, so other than replace the hoses if they
are bad and bleed the system, is there anything else I should do or
look for? Does the rack and/or pump need to come out to inspect it for
a blown seal or something?
Well, you need to establish whether it's the rack or hose that's leaking.
Check the boots on the rack... I'd assume, from the volume you saw, it's
a hose or seal
If there is seepage in the boots, I can recommend the Lucas PS additive.
None other worked for me, and it did.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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