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Re: Leak from power assist reservoir

I had the same problem a few months ago in my 87 5kcsq.  I replaced the
power steering pump and everything is fine now.  The fluid gets aerated by
the pump and causes the volume to expand enough to overflow.  I found if I
kept the revs below 3000 the eruption did not occur,  this got me by until I
fixed it.  Replacing the pump is fairly easy.  It is recommended that the
copper gaskets be replaced when swapping pumps.  I did not have any so I
used the old ones.  I was lucky and did not have any leaks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce G. Plante III <Bruce.G.Plante-1@tc.umn.edu>
To: quattro@audifans.com <quattro@audifans.com>
Date: Monday, May 31, 1999 1:21 PM
Subject: Leak from power assist reservoir

>I have a leak coming from my 87 5k hydraulic reservoir through the cap
>where the sensor goes in. I have replaced the cap/sensor to no avail. Any
>suggestions? What would cause this? and how much to fix at dealer? Thanks
>again in advance. Bruce