Join Date: Feb 2011
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Power steering leaks
Its been two years since my last post. Just recently found my logon and password!
I have a small puddle of power steering fluid under the truck. Being the expert technician that I am, I replace the p/s pump, high pressure line, and return line. Started it up and...you guessed it, brand new ATF F fluid making a puddle under the truck. I checked all connections for leaks and can't find any. Checked connection to high pressure line at the gear box and at the pump, low pressure line to pump and cooling coil. Leak is not from the area of the Pitman Arm. Can I conclude that the leak is from the gear box? Does this mean I need to replace it? I would like to actually see the leak before I attempt to change the gear box. Also, there is a lot of crud in the area. Is it OK to Pressure Spray this area...the gear box in particular.
Since my last post, I have replaced the Batteries, Alternator, Vacuum pump, Fuel filter housing, 2 tires. Getting ready to replace IP, glow plugs, injectors!
Still drive this truck daily.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Also, is this the appropriate place to post this message?
1990 F250 XLT Lariat 7.3 auto 4x2
Reg cab 8ft bed