power steering fluid reservoir
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 21:41:16 PST 2007
I have had my reservoir out to clean and "restore" the hose end connections
so I am familiar with the difficulty of extraction. I hope that experience
will make the next one a bit less challenging.
There is the hose directly out of the center of the bottom of the reservoir,
then there is one that comes out the side of the bottom pointed
perpendicular to the reservoir. That is the one the may be leaking in my
case. It is the one with the blue hose. The other hose goes directly
downward, vertically, from the center of the bottom of the reservoir.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Kent McLean
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:51 PM
> To: 200q20V mailing list
> Subject: Re: power steering fluid reservoir
> 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
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> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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