[V8] Power Steering Fluid - The all purpose driveway cleaner
Bob.Korn at Fike.com
Thu Mar 4 08:30:11 EST 2004
Mine was leaking from the hose fittings where they attach to the rack, at
full lock, additional pressure is built up in the system and the fluid
really flows out of the leaks. Check the pump area as well, mine is leaking
here now. Of course, the reservoir is always a source of leaks, however
these are usually slower leakers. Remove hoses from fittings, careful their
brittle, cut off a small length of hose and reattach with some hose clamps.
My rack is about 6 months old and the boot is already torn. ;-(
90 V8Q Pearl, Gray Sports, 136k
From: Maurice Greven [mailto:maurice.greven at verizon.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 1:04 AM
To: 'Jeremy Ward'; Audi V8 quattro list (Audi V8 quattro list)
Subject: RE: [V8] Power Steering Fluid - The all purpose driveway cleaner
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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