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Typical PS woes and more!
Car in question:
'89 100 2.3L AT
My Pentosin resevoir goes from Max to Min in about 1200mi or 1 month. I
just had the car inspected and was told that I have a leaking pump and rack.
I knew the pump did have a small leak on one of the caps (under banjo
fitting) but the rack (which looks like it was replaced already) looked ok
Is this degree of leakage one that would prompt most to go out and replace
the rack and PS pump?
I saw in the archives that someone had had 100k successful miles using a "PS
stop-leak" product that makes the seals swell. There were no "you idiot"
(or any) replies to this though. Is this sort of product a cheap panacea or
something that will just wreck something else? This seems like a 'nothing
to lose' situation, but I've been wrong before.
I was also told that my AT is leaking ATF from 2nd gear piston housing. I
was quoted $270US total to fix.
Is this AT piston seal leak something that should be left to someone with
experience? I have rebuilt an engine before but I am no master mechanic.
Any BTDT on the above seal leak, does this price quote seem reasonable?
Thanks in advance, you guys have already saved me beaucoup $$
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