[V8] Power Steering Fluid - The all purpose driveway cleaner
maurice.greven at verizon.net
Thu Mar 4 02:03:55 EST 2004
That is the EXACT symptom of mine needing a rack rebuild...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Jeremy Ward
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 7:59 PM
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: [V8] Power Steering Fluid - The all purpose driveway cleaner
> Sooooo, I took the day off and went on a nice long (2 hr)
> drive today. I took the kids to a children's museum up in
> Washington and gave mom and baby a quiet day at home. It was
> beautiful Quattro weather; lots of water on the freeway,
> semi-trucks throwing up all kinds of spray, visibility nil,
> but fortunately the speed limit is 70. It was a perfect day
> for the V8... That is until we pulled in the driveway back home.
> I had to do some lock-to-lock steering to maneuver around a
> car parked funny in our driveway. After I got out of the
> car, I noticed some 'water' on the ground. It was slimy and
> colorless (thank God it wasn't red, after the $4k tranny
> rebuild and all...)
> It would appear that I have a power steering leak. I haven't
> had a chance to pop the air filter cover off and look at the
> rack. It has been making no noises, drinking no fluid, and
> no vibrations... I *did* notice the accordion 'boot' on the
> passenger side was split wide open, but don't think that has
> any bearing on my problem. Am I safe to assume it is a hose,
> banjo bolt, etc. and not the rack? Obviously when I peek
> tomorrow, I will have a better idea.
> Oh, and it only leaks like mad when the car is running (I was
> cranking the wheel at the time, too). It's leaking right
> onto the exhaust 'X' on the driver's side.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks in advance,
> - Jeremy
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