Hyd Fluid Leak

DAK dak at rochester.rr.com
Sat Mar 15 01:11:32 EST 2003

It sounds pretty similar to my pump-to-rack hose leak. It would gush out
the end at the pump when there was some load on the steering rack. So,
when you drive, there isn't that much load on the rack, but when you
park there is greater load because of the low speeds.
If this is what it turns out to be and you want a rebuilt hose, I can
dig up the note I sent about a local re-builder who did both my rack
hoses for $60. They work great. I'm going there this week to get the
suction hose done (should be about $10).


Steve Sherman wrote:
> Discovered an unusual leak of hydraulic fluid today and I was wondering
> if this sounds familiar to anyone on the list:
> A big puddle of fluid formed under the car after I parked it.  When
> someone pointed it out, I started the car and moved it back and let it
> run a while.  No more fluid dripped out while it was running, but after
> I turned it off, there was a drip that was coming off the accumulator
> (aka bomb) onto the frame then onto the ground fairly steadily. I had
> just filled the fluid res a couple of days before, so it was full, but
> ended up empty within/after 10mi or so of driving.  Got another can of
> fluid and filled it up to the low mark and drove home.  I fully expected
> to stop a couple of times as the brake lite went on and refill, but the
> light never came on. When I got home, I checked the level and it seemed
> to be the same as when I refilled it before the trip, and no dripping
> underneath?
> Pretty strange, a fairly fast leak, that happens went the engine is off
> that comes and goes.  It was too dark to see much underneath, but the
> leak does not appear to be coming from the pump nor the rack.  I don't
> think it is a high preassure line, as it seemed worse with the pump off.
> Anyone recognize these symptoms?
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