Power Steering question

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon Dec 27 21:43:28 EST 2004

You imply that Your PS leak is from the HP hose (otherwise, why decide to
relace it?).  Could also likely be the rack's HP rod seal.  In either case,
the lowest pressures on these leak prone components is normal hiway driving.
Go for your trip! and don't do parking lot parking exercises.  You could
slacken the PS pump belt tension and suffer the lack of PS on low speed and
parking lot turns, without adverse consequences.  The PS pump needs fluid to
not self destruct, so watch your low fluid warning light.


> From: TooManyAudis at aol.com
> I have a 500 mile drive ahead of me tomorrow, and need to do it with a  leaky
> hydraulic system -- I have a new high pressure hose on the way, but I  won't
> be able to do the repair until the weekend.
> I have a full can of pentosin in the car, as well as maybe 8 ounces left
> from the liter I bought last week.  I will top off before starting out, but
> don't really want to break into the new can until I have replaced the  hoses.
> Can I run the car without the PS belt attached to keep the hydraulic fluid
> from leaking all out, or do I need to stop being cheap and just fill the damn
> thing up whenever my brake light begins to flash on the car?
> Thanks,
> Tom
> 200q20v
> 88 80q (For Sale)
> 92 VW Cabriolet (New Top)
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