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Old 02-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Default Power Steering Leak.

So I was driving to put gas in my truck today, and then I noticed, the steering was a little harder, and was making some noise, I go to check, and theres a leak, and the power steering is empty.
I don't know what happened, cuz yesterday it ran perfect.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:20 AM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

I found a leak in a black tube for the power steering? I know I need to replace it, but as a temporary fix, Is it ok if I just duct tape the hole? (I plan on going to Disney Wednesday, and the beach tuesday). I probably won't be able to get a replacement until Friday.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

just keep fluid in it and you will be good
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

Depends on how bad the leak is. If it's dripping, you may be able to just keep adding fluid. If it's coming out under pressure, you're going to have to replace the hose.
No matter what, I doubt that duct tape's gonna stick to the hose if it has PS fluid all over it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

This is a picture of the hose thats leaking (the black one)
What is it called at Autozone, How easy is it to take out and put in?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:27 AM
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

Replacing the hose should be a cheap and easy fix. Duct tape will never hold.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

Quote:
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This is a picture of the hose thats leaking (the black one)
What is it called at Autozone, How easy is it to take out and put in?
Find how close to the end of the hose the hole/crack/leak is. If not too far from the end near the clamp,cut off that piece and re-attach..providing you still have enough left like in "length" to reach. Fix when you come home.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Power Steering Leak.

I got it fixed, I had to replace the hose, Apparently, from steering, the hose rubbed against something, just digging in (Wish I would of caught this a while ago)
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