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Old 06-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Best way to fix a slow leaking power steering fluid

I keep having to refill (a little) the power steering reservoir almost every other month. Sometimes sooner. What is the best way to fix this annoying problem? Buy a new one or fix it (I have no idea how to)? Driving the Mustang today and heard the annoying whine from the power steering so I know it's time to top it off. What should I do?

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I keep having to refill (a little) the power steering reservoir almost every other month. Sometimes sooner. What is the best way to fix this annoying problem? Buy a new one or fix it (I have no idea how to)? Driving the Mustang today and heard the annoying whine from the power steering so I know it's time to top it off. What should I do?

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Find out exactly whats leaking. Pump might be good and your gearbox might be leaking
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Find out exactly whats leaking. Pump might be good and your gearbox might be leaking
Agree. find what's leaking then go from there. I highly doubt your reservoir is the actual part leaking. Check the gear box (directly under the reservoir/power steering pump). They are bad about leaking out of the bottom.
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You know, underneath the steering pump it's all wet on the hoses coming out of the pump and all over that side of the steering rack. Is a bad hose(s)? Thanks for the replies too

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Re: Best way to fix a slow leaking power steering fluid

its possible. might just be the return line swelled up and is now leaking. lines will be the cheapest thing to replace so i would start there
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Red line or red seal has some power steering stop leak if you choose to take that route anyway, it's just a fluid u add to your power steering pump, I havnt seen any reviews on how good/bad it is
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It is not uncommon for the low pressure rubber line to be forgotten about and get degraded and leak. I would replace that hose first and see if issues continue.
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Thanks guys. The hoses are pretty wet but I'll check with the local parts store (ford dealership better?) for a new hose. Can I just remove the old hose and install the new one or are there other steps to take?
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Just go to parts store and get some power steering hose of the same diameter and pull the old off and put the new on. You will lose some fluid so have a drip pan handy.
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Cool! Thanks!
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Re: Best way to fix a slow leaking power steering fluid

My 95 Taurus SHO had a P/S leaking problem i just put in p/s stop leak and it fixed it! Its the cheap way bu not the right way
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I'd just go with a new car so you don't have to even look for the leak...
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Re: Best way to fix a slow leaking power steering fluid

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My 95 Taurus SHO had a P/S leaking problem i just put in p/s stop leak and it fixed it! Its the cheap way bu not the right way
If it is a seal leaking the "stop leak" stuff will sometimes work, BUT this stuff works because it causes the seals to swell up...........which usually causes further problems down the road.
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If it is a seal leaking the "stop leak" stuff will sometimes work, BUT this stuff works because it causes the seals to swell up...........which usually causes further problems down the road.
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