Recently Purchased a Z24 for a very good price in decent condition. It
has a few troubles, the major one at the moment is a power steering
leak. Unfortunately the car had sat for a while (2 years) before I got
it, and I was aware there would be troubles.
The drive belt has broken once, and I replaced it, but the power
steering is leaking so substantially it won't hold fluid longer than a
dozen or so turns of the wheel. The difficulty in tracing it is that
A) the drive belt immediately throws a spray of it around and makes it
impossible to locate, B) because of this, that side of the engine is
coated in grease which is equally difficult to deal with (probably
part of why the drive belt went in the first place).
I was wondering if anyone knew off-hand whether there was some model
specific difficulty that might help me know what it is. I've tried to
watch the pressure hose where it attaches under the reservoir and it
doesn't appear to be it. I'm starting to wonder if the actual pump is
leaking. However I have noticed that the steering fluid leaks quickly
at first, and as it gets lower, it stops.
Also, almost comically, while I was over the engine trying to trace
the leak, my friend was steering and the adjustment tilt for the
steering wheel suddenly released and now it bobs up and down freely.
I took off the torques attaching the casing to the column, but can
anyone tell me how the hell to split the actual casing and remove it?
Thank you for any help, this is my first car, I would love to get it
running and enjoy it.