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Power steering fluid leak

Discuss Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
DC_BS
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Re: Power steering fluid leak

Post by DC_BS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:23 pm

The new pump has only been installed!

Air lock is a possibility I've seen it takes a while to sort itself out.

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Re: Power steering fluid leak

Post by alexperkins » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:48 pm

Turn the steering full lock left to right 10 times with the engine running and the fluid cap off, then recheck the level

DC_BS
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Re: Power steering fluid leak

Post by DC_BS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:51 pm

I think I did this when the pump was first fitted, didn't turn it 10 times though.

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Re: Power steering fluid leak

Post by DC_BS » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:55 pm

Couldn't get the bloody cap off the pump where the fluid is! I didn't have the same size screwdriver as the mechanic when he fitted it, so I can't check levels

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Re: Power steering fluid leak

Post by DC_BS » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:40 pm

Rattling noise is coming from the pulley being bent (when I scraped the curb last month) so its obviously come loose. Power steering fluid level is fine.

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