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Return Power Steering Leak

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sinful_Nature, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Sinful_Nature

    Sinful_Nature Registered Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I decide where my rigs is going, I couldn't take living without a chevy. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif So I sold my ummm... toyota carmy to my sister and bought myself a 86 Suburban.

    The return hose to the powersteering pump is leaking, I tried tighting the clamp, but no go. So I replaced the hose (after cleaning up each end), including new clamps (two on the side that was leaking) and it's still leaking! LMFAO

    I was thinking of coating the "pipe" to the steering box with a little RVT.

    How does RVT and Power steering fuild get along? Do they play nicely? Or should I just replace the pipe to the steering box?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheLakeRat

    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    i bet money that it's the actuall hard line leaking. either has a crack in it or the 0 ring is leaking under it.
     
  3. Sinful_Nature

    Sinful_Nature Registered Member

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    Alex I'll take Things that make your return line leak for $500.

    It's a crack. I fixed it for the moment by moving the rubber hose right to the frame. Will be installing the new one tomorrow.

    Thanks!
     
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    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    Cool,glad you found the problem.

    Now like i said i bet money on this deal so do i get that 500 or what? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Sinful_Nature

    Sinful_Nature Registered Member

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    It's in the mail /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks again!
     

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