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Old 20 Apr 2005, 12:12 pm   #1 (permalink)
CHMS
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fluid lost in 450 miles highway = movement from max to min hot
where to begin leak search?
would a flush/fill with different fluid specs?
would a "sealer" be safe?
THNX in advance




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Old 20 Apr 2005, 03:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 12:12:13 -0500, CHMS wrote:

> fluid lost in 450 miles highway = movement from max to min hot
> where to begin leak search?
> would a flush/fill with different fluid specs?
> would a "sealer" be safe?
> THNX in advance


Sealers are no fun. If the car's a trasher, try it. If it's something you
want to keep, try this:
Jack the car up, both sides, so the wheels (front, of course) are JUST
touching the ground. Start the car and have someone turn the weel from
lock to lock while someone else scopes out the front of the car. You're
lookig for two places: the rack and pinion, near the ends, or the high
pressure hose. The rack will be about $200 reman'd, the hose about $65 new
aftermarket.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:28 am   #3 (permalink)
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i bought a sealant from napa. worked good for me. never had a problem
since.

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> fluid lost in 450 miles highway = movement from max to min hot
> where to begin leak search?
> would a flush/fill with different fluid specs?
> would a "sealer" be safe?
> THNX in advance
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:55 pm   #4 (permalink)
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agree, find the source of leak first.
check power steering pump
rack & Pinion
PS high pressure hose.
PS return hose.

I has similar leak, mech said Rack and PS Pump leaking and needed
replacement.
I traced source to leaking High Pressure Line.
Cost $30

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