Power Steering Fluid Leak
This is a discussion on Power Steering Fluid Leak within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; my power steering fluid is leaking ive gone through a few bottles of fluid before i had a chance to ...
07-30-2008, 04:15 AM #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Southeast Pennsylvania
- 1998 Trans Am WS-Awesome
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 areaNo Replacement For Displacement
07-30-2008, 04:35 AM #2
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
07-30-2008, 09:59 AM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- 2001 SS, 2002 L36 M5
i think they all leak
usually kill the alternator
just an Fbody thing
07-30-2008, 12:18 PM #4
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.
07-30-2008, 01:52 PM #5
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.
08-12-2008, 04:14 PM #6
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!!!!
08-12-2008, 04:19 PM #7
Suppose to use O-ring but you could use a little bit of rtv as well.
J2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....
08-12-2008, 04:24 PM #8
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...
09-18-2008, 06:32 AM #9
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.
09-18-2008, 06:53 AM #10
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!...
09-18-2008, 07:28 AM #11
Lucky you. I'll keep searching for my leak :|
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By mrbob2 in forum Suspension and HandlingReplies: 4Last Post: 08-07-2010, 09:16 PM
By ahritchie in forum General HelpReplies: 3Last Post: 06-19-2008, 08:31 PM
By Ed Blown Vert in forum CorvetteReplies: 0Last Post: 12-18-2007, 09:40 PM
By RPO_WU8 in forum General HelpReplies: 0Last Post: 05-25-2007, 03:13 PM
By thundermax in forum LT1Replies: 4Last Post: 05-24-2007, 03:11 PM