power steering fluid reservoir

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Nov 27 16:51:20 PST 2007

Ed Kellock wrote:
> Has anyone had any experience with a leak in the reservoir?
> I got the whole system nice and dry but I have a lingering seap
> somewhere at the reservoir or the lower hose that goes off to the rack
> somewhere.  That hose on my car is blue cloth-braided, which I'm not
> sure I've seen before.

I replaced my fluid reservoir 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was leaking from the top 
nipple, at the 7 o'clock position when sitting in the driver's seat. The 
nipple had a crack at the end of the hose. When I re-installed that hose, 
I found it was about 1-inch too long; I think the stress that added caused 
the crack.

FYI - If you do replace the reservoir, be prepared. It took me about 4
hours to replace mine. There are only 4 hoses attached to it, and 3
bolts holding it in place. But after loosening the hose clamps, there is
little room to twist and turn the hoses to get them off. It's either
bloody knuckles or mechanics gloves. And the bolts are not in the most
convenient places, especially when you try to re-install them.

Kent McLean
'91 200 TQA #1, for sale
'91 200 TQA #2, no name yet
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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