hydraulic problems--R and R in the dark with a dead flash light

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Wed Sep 28 20:00:49 EDT 2005

You're probably going to find that the pump has begun leaking.  

At 07:52 PM 9/28/2005 -0400, James Miller wrote:
>finishing a two hundred mile run when about three miles form home the brake 
>warning light comes on--so I start to break to pull over and the pedal is 
>harder then a rock--I get out of the car grab my flash light and look under 
>the hood--my light shines dim but I think I see fluid still in the reservoir
>so I hop in hoping to nurse it home--once turned back on the pedal has some 
>feel---so I pull out and the steering seems stiff---now I'm home with a 
>little bit more light but nowhere enough to diagnose anything more then that 
>the pentosin seems to be leaking from somewhere near the front of the engine 
>(little puddle behind the belts on engine block and drips on the bottom of 
>the engine all the way to the swaybar)
>Any guesses and or suggestions of what I'm going to see in the light 
>tomorrow a.m.
>thanks for your time and energies,
>James Miller
>91 200
>at least it's peeing in the dirt part of the driveway
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