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Power Steering Fluid Leak

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    Thumbs down Power Steering Fluid Leak

    my power steering fluid is leaking

    ive gone through a few bottles of fluid before i had a chance to really look at it

    it starts leaking as soon as the car starts up and turns

    i have some pictures of where the leak is coming from but it was a difficult spot to put the camera

    its leaking in two spots from the pipes. both are red arrowed

    what should i do

    theres two pictures that have a good view of it, the others are just the general area
    No Replacement For Displacement

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    mine is leaking as well haven't had a chance to figure out where yet but i believe it's coming from that area as well

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    i think they all leak

    usually kill the alternator

    just an Fbody thing

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    replace the hoses is about all you can do. There are a couple of options though, factory replacements that will leak again in the same spot. OR custom hoses and fitting from a hydrolic supplier like Areoquip. Way better hose and product then what you would get other wise. Probably costs the same too.

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    leak

    Cannt really tell from photo but could be leaking from the resevoir, the pump and resevoir are 2 differant pieces and the seal detween the to could be the culprut, in that case have to pull the power steering pump and see.

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    I replaced my power steering pump a few weeks ago and just noticed a leak that seems to be coming from underneath the reservoir. I was wondering if there is supposed to be some sort of gasket or O ring between the reservoir and the pump. I don't recall one being there when I did the swap...

    Could I use some sort of RTV there. Those 2 side clips hold it down pretty good, but it still has a slow drip...

    I'm really not looking forward to removing the power steering pump again!!!!

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    Suppose to use O-ring but you could use a little bit of rtv as well.
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    Yeah, that's what I figured. I guess when I removed the stock pump I did not notice it there. I'm usually very careful about things like that...

    Now the question is where to get the proper O-ring and finding the time to tear into it again...

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    The "O" ring.

    Go to www.gmpartsdirect.com
    I get all my replacement parts from them and they are WAY cheaper than dealer.

    I have a bad leak too and I think I know where it is coming from. I've replaced my pump with a Turn One performance pump and new hoses but I think my leak is coming from the gear box. There are about 5 seals in the box and I'm thinking mine are shot. No time to tear that up now so I'll just keep feeding it fluid.

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    I got the complete O-ring kit from Napa for $12. I installed the reservoir O-ring and backed it up with some black RTV just to be safe...

    No more leak!...

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    Lucky you. I'll keep searching for my leak :|

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